A team From Broadmoor Middle Lab in Shreveport won first place at Northwestern State University’s Robotics Competition with robots that competed in challenges related to speed, strength and accuracy. Fifteen middle schools participated in the event, sponsored by the Department of Engineering Technology. On the front row from left are Dr. Jafar Al Sharab, event coordinator; Mack Hernandez, Columbus Espree, Cole Cooper, Jose Salguero, Team Sponsor Janet Melanconand Connor Corothers. On the back row are Dr. Muhammad Benalla, Curtis Deselles, Jason Powell,Dr.Rafiqul Islam and Ross Hennessey.Teams from Caddo Middle Magnet won second and third places. Middle school within a 100-mile radius of Natchitoches were invited to participate. Organizers say the competition will be an annual event and preparations for future competitions have already begun.