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SMS Robotics tops in southeast

Staff Report

The Southsdie Middle School Robotics team won the "Best Middle School" Award in the Southeast Regional at Aubrn University on Saturday. The teams was the winner of Auburn's Best Robotics competition on Oct. 28.

The team of eighth grade students was sixth overall among 67 teams from five different states. John Burnham, Baxlee Burton and Hunter Miller make up the team.

There were 13 middle schools and 54 high schools in the Southeast Regional.

"That makes these kids the best middle school robotics team overall in the southeast," SMS Robotics coach Tim Horton said. "That is pretty special for these young men who all now plan a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). They are thinking of Medicine or Political Science (John), Medicine (Baxlee) and Pharmacology (Hunter). These young men are future leaders of Tallassee."

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