BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) — Dozens of kids from around Baldwin County show off their best high tech skills for a chance to advance to statewide competition. The Baldwin County Technology Student Association competition wrapped up today. Whether they’re putting a game together or working out a problem, these middle and high school students are challenging each other to be the best tech builders in Baldwin County.
“I like that I have the opportunity to build stuff and compete with other schools to see what they’re building and how they’re doing,” said 7th grader Allyson Bankister. Winners get the chance to move on to state competition. Tuesday around 200 kids crowded into the gym at Coastal Alabama Community College to put it all together.
“I like challenges, I don’t like anything easy and it’s different,” said Gulf Shores High School Student Emma Lindley. Maybe the most important part of having all these kids under one roof for one day is helping them learn skills that will be valuable later in life.
“It’s hands-on and I feel like I learn better because I see it and I do it,” said 8th grader Emilee Mixon. It’s an education using real-world skills.
“How to compete and work together as a team, how science and math can be fun and integrated,” said Bay Minette Middle School Career Technology teacher Dana Markulj.
See the competition results below: