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ECHS BEST team prepares for competition

Students are hard at work at Early C. High School. (Source: WALB) Students are hard at work at Early C. High School. (Source: WALB)
Kyle Cutchens is a senior. (Source: WALB) Kyle Cutchens is a senior. (Source: WALB)
Jacob Benton participate last year too. (Source: WALB) Jacob Benton participate last year too. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

Future engineers and salesmen are hard at work at Early County High school preparing for a robotics competition.

BEST, which stands for Boosting engineering, science and technology, is an extra curricular program.

Early County High is the only school in southwest Georgia with a team. 

This weekend in Dothan, students will be given a "problem." 

They have 42 days to create a robot to solve the problem.

They'll have to present their ideas to judges.

Seniors who participated last year say they are ready for whatever is brought their way.

"It's a lot like working in an actual engineering company and its actually a lot of fun because you are getting real work like experience," said senior Kyle Cutchens. 

"There were a lot of late nights spent, just time in general that we had to put to get this project to where we needed it to be," said senior Jacob Benton. 

Close to 50 students are participating this year.

They will be competing against 15 other schools in Alabama.

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