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HCCSD Students Advance to State TSA Conference

LEXINGTON, Miss. – The Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD) Technology Student Association (TSA) members earned a chance to compete at the Mississippi TSA State Conference March 24-26, 2020 at the Jackson Convention Center in Jackson, Mississippi. HCCSD secondary schools’ students competed January 27-28 in the Mississippi TSA District Competition in Vicksburg and earned the following awards:

1st place: Fashion Design and Technology Tyneshia Wilder, Kamaria Jackson and Keandra Riley, Holmes County Central High School

3rd place: Computer Coding Keirra Rogers, Nictavious Dawson

Williams-Sullivan Middle School

4th place: Tech Bowl (MS) Makayla Walker, Demetria Robertson and Tyra Brown

S.V. Marshall Elementary School

Computer Coder Keirra Rogers was effusive, saying, “I loved it. Everything was amazing and I learned a lot from the conference and from all of my new friends. I’m going to be more prepared for the State TSA Conference in March.”

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization, which includes over 233,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,0000 schools spanning 49 states and 2 foreign countries: Turkey and Germany. Members learn through exciting competitive events. Students can work individually or as a team in such areas as agriculture and biotechnology, website

design, dragster, flight challenge, film technology, CAD with 3D modeling, desktop publishing, structural engineering and design, forensic technology, cyber security, video game design, inventions and innovations, radio controlled transportation, or scientific visualization. TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. TSA helps teachers meet the criteria for STEM education goals through exciting programs that include technology activities, competitions, leadership, and teamwork for students.

District Science Coordinator Dr. Shimelle Mayers said, “TSA offers exposure and empowers future innovators to achieve their full potential through STEAM learning.”

TSA Advisor and Computer teacher Angela Hill Jordan was very proud of all of her students. “They persevered and worked hard to be ready for the TSA regional conference in such a short period of time. This was a great learning experience for them. I like that they were able to gain exposure to a new environment and new people.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James L. Henderson said “These types of real-life applications of what students learn in the classroom is what prepares them for the career opportunities they will be part of creating in the future. Our students are heading into a global job market and will be ready!”

 

1st place: Fashion Design and Technology 3rd place: Computer Coding
Tyneshia Wilder, Kamaria Jackson and Keandra Riley
Holmes County Central High School

 

4th place: Tech Bowl (MS)
Makayla Walker, Demetria Robertson and Tyra Brown
S.V. Marshall Elementary School

 

4th place: Tech Bowl (MS)
Makayla Walker, Demetria Robertson and Tyra Brown
S.V. Marshall Elementary School

 
 

Front Row (L to R) Keirra Rogers,Toni Woodberry, Aaron
Davis, Robert Keys, Jr., Kasey Potee, Tyniandra Redmond,
Le’Baudrio Bridgeford, Lemmie Fiffer
Back Row (L to R) Jada Clay, Tamara Haynes, Ed Stewart,
Jr., Sh’Kyla Stamps, Nivea Simmons, Nictavious Dawson,
Angela Hill Jordan, TSA Advisor