Friday, March 2, 2012

Franklin County Career and Technology School State Winners Headed to National Competition

ROXIE - Students from the Robotics and Engineering class of the Franklin County Career and Technology School attended the Technology Student Association State Conference on March 23-24 in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Students Will Estes and Justin Campbell placed 3rd in Technology Problem Solving.  The Technology Problem Solving  Participants (one team of two members per chapter) use problem solving skills and limited materials to develop a solution to a problem given on site.  

Students Will Estes, Justin Campbell, and Adam Strickland placed 1st in The Technology Bowl.  The Technology Bowl (Written and Oral)  Participants (one team of three members per chapter) complete a written, objective test in order to qualify for oral question/response, head-to-head team competition. 

These Students won the opportunity to compete at the National TSA Conference to be held June 21-25 at Gaylor Opryland in Nashville, TN. The Conference Theme is "The Road to Success".  During this annual conference over sixty middle school and high school technology based student competitions will be held. Also taking place will be leadership training, special interest sessions, and a program sponsored by TSA's national service partner, the American Cancer Society. Approximately 5000 people from all across the country are expected to attend. 

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. 

Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.

Source: FCNews Staff Reporter