TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County Superintendent of Education Gale Satchel was excited to inform the Colbert County Commission about the success of the Bionic Blue" Team B robotics team from Colbert Heights Elementary School.

The team won second place out of 84 teams in a state competition in Auburn in February, earning a trip in April to the world championships in Louisville, Kentucky. 

County commissioners agreed to provide $500 toward the estimated $5,000 cost to send the team to the event.

Sadly, Satchel said Friday the event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was only the second year of robotics competition for Colbert Heights students.

Two other Colbert Heights Elementary teams and two teams from New Bethel Elementary School competed in the event at Auburn.

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