The Friends of BEST were special guests of the Greenville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. Friends of BEST was formed for the purpose of aiding, promoting and developing a statewide program based on the BEST Robotics program. BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology) is a national program designed to excite K-12 students about technology. Students compete, building and designing their own robots. Greenville High School has a team participating in the competition, which lasts 42 days and culminates with The Great Freight Challenge to be held at Wallace Community College in Selma on March 19. Pictured are, left to right, Kiwanis President Gerald Johnson, Schools Superintendent Darren Douthitt, Friends of BEST Region 1 Coordinator Janis W. Stewart, Friends of BEST State Director Robin R. Fenton, and Kiwanis member Susan Braden, program director for this week.