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Azalea City BEST was created in 2004. In 2006, it was renamed Jubilee BEST. The Jubilee BEST Hub consists of 24 schools. At first, the program grew too quickly, and the schools from Florida made Emerald Coast BEST. Robin Fenton, the director of Jubilee BEST, is now a member of the BEST national board of directors. Jubilee BEST has been very successful for the past several years, winning several high-ranking awards in 2007 and 2008. Last year, RobotEx managed to make it to the National Competition to represent Jubilee BEST in a nationwide challenge.
This year, Jubilee BEST encompasses 30 schools from southwestern Alabama to Louisiana. The esteemed director is, yet again, Robin Fenton. Kick-off Day was held on September 18, 2010. Because Jubilee BEST has maintained an amicable relationship with the Gulf Coast Exploreum, teams were again able to participate in Exploreum Night - an evening of fun, during which teams are able to socialize while catered to by the Exploreum. Jubilee BEST will also play host to Mall Day on October 23. This is, in essence, an exhibition to help encourage community involvement in the BEST program. It will also provide the teams with a full, working game field with which they can test the prototypes of their robots. Game Day will be held on October 30, 2010.