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11/2/14 - We've posted the team pictures and bunch of pictures from game day as well. Have a look and see if you can find yourself! Texas BEST is just under two weeks away (Nov 14-15) - we're happy to have seven teams participating this year and wish all teams the best of luck.

10/26/14 - Congratulations to all the teams that participated in yesterday's competition. Thank you to the teachers and volunteers that made the event a big success. The results of the competition and different awards are provided below. Teams can look forward to receiving their BEST award score sheets via e-mail later this week and to team pictures and other event pictures being posted. Great job everyone!

San Antonio BEST Award Results:

  1. United Engineering and Technology Magnet*
  2. Robert E Lee High School*
  3. Lutheran High School of San Antonio*
  4. William Howard Taft High School*

Competition Results:  

  1. William Howard Taft High School
  2. Robert E Lee High School*
  3. Lutheran High School of San Antonio*
  4. United Engineering and Technology Magnet*
  5. Jourdanton High School*
  6. John Jay Science and Engineering Academy*
  7. Lyndon B Johnson High School (Laredo)*
  8. Stacey High School

* teams advancing to Texas BEST from SA BEST

Other Awards:

  • Founders Award - 
    1. Lutheran High School of San Antonio
    2. John Jay Science and Engineering Academy
  • Most Robust - St. Anthony Catholic High School
  • Good Lookin' John Wigand Most Photogenic - Stacey High School
  • Best Table Display and Interview - United Engineering and Technology Magnet
  • Most Spirit - United Engineering and Technology Magnet
  • Most Sportsmanship - Robert E Lee High School
  • BEST T-shirt -Navarro High School
  • BEST Use of Game Theme - Spring Branch Middle School
  • Blood, Sweat and Duct Tape - San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity
  • SAME Award - Saint Mary's Hall School

A summary of the seeding results and semi/final results are available as well as the total scores from the BEST Award competition.



The SA BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is a contest held annually to inspire and interest students in the fields of science and engineering. With guidance from adult mentors, local teams of students design and build a remote controlled machine to accomplish a specific task. The students are given a box of raw materials from which to build the machine and 6 weeks to design and construct it. The task of the robot is kept secret until Kick-off Day, when all the teams are told what the robot is required to do.  On Competition Day, all schools will compete head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event.  Several teams advance to the regional Texas Best competition and compete with the BEST robots from other areas. More information on the BEST concept is available.


SA BEST appreciates the contributions of all sponsors, but would particularly like to recognize


for their contributions to all  BEST hubs through their Yes Program


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