First In Show

February 13, 2024

ATHENS, TEX. – For the third year in a row, the Southwest Region Conference Education Department will host the Southwest Region Qualifying Robotics Tournament at Lone Star Camp in Athens, Tex. on March 15-17, 2024.

In March of 2023, the conference hosted 11 teams from across the Southwestern Union territory. The participants spent an entire weekend at the camp interacting with each other, worshiping together and competing to advance to the National Championships that were held in Apopka, Fla., in May of 2023.

This year’s tournament, “First in Show,” is expected to bring together talented minds to the table, share current trends, challenges and breakthroughs in robotics, and will serve as a melting pot that promotes networking opportunities.

The robotics tournament welcomes teams from around the nation to converge and display their cutting-edge creations. In addition to team participation, the event offers volunteer, referee and judging opportunities. The tournament is for ages 9-16.

Whether you are a seasoned or novice robotics team member, this experience will be unforgettable, filled with innovation and inspiration! Be prepared to be amazed by the incredible feats of technology in real-time at this remarkable event! 

Please contact L. Denise Green at for more information on how to register your team or serve as a volunteer. 

By Lawanna McCoy
Education Superintendent