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Students Crushed the Competition at TSA State Conference

A group photo of all the students and Eric Brown.

 

From April 14 - 16, 10 students from Cross Keys Middle School (CKMS) participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference, held in Joplin, MO. The conference was filled with competitions in various categories that required students to think strategically and collaboratively to create projects that solved some of the world’s major issues.

 

“Each year, I see such tremendous growth in each of our students both in their ability to accomplish and compete, and in the passion that develop for this type of work,” said chapter advisor and coach Eric Brown. “No matter how our students place in the competition, they’re simply excited to be a part of it all and to have the chance to do something that can potentially be a career for them in the future. It’s very inspiring to see this come to fruition.”

 

The following students placed during the State Conference:

  • Kristen Janis – Finalist in Essays on Technology
  • Paige Gasperoni – Leadership Strategies finalist
  • Valeria Solis – Leadership Strategies finalist
  • Aiden Green – Second Place in Technical Design; Fourth Place in Dragster
  • Avianna Carter – Second Place in Technical Design; Fourth Place in Junior Solar Sprint
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – Second Place in Medical Technology; Fourth Place in Junior Solar Sprint
  • Sterling Moore – Second Place in Promotional Marketing
  • Brooke Purcell – Second Place in Medical Technology
  • Collin Binkley – Second Place in Medical Technology; Fourth Place in the Junior Solar Sprint
  • Steven Cox – Third Place in Leadership Strategies