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AMS shines at State Technology Competition

 

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Atascocita Middle School brought home third place at the Technology Student Association State Competition in Waco. Technology Student Association (TSA) is a technology based organization that promotes careers in STEM fields. Eighteen members of the school’s Technology Student Association members entered 96 entries.

 

Entries included both team and individual national qualifying events like technology essays, leadership strategies, and prepared speeches.  Other events students participated in were hand-made projects and computer application projects. The students scored high in multiple events and took home third place for Outstanding Large Middle School in the state for overall points received from all 96 entries. Seventy-seven of those entries ranked in the top five and were recognized as state finalists.

 

Several of the students will move on to nationals, which will take place in Orlando, Florida this summer. TSA students are sponsored by Atascocita Middle School CTE teachers Darrell and Stephanie Tompkins.

 

The following AMS students were recognized as state finalists at the TSA competition:

 

Crystal An – received one 1st and one 4th place

 

Brianna Arredondo – received three 2nd places and two 3rd places

 

Casey Bantolina – received three 1st places and one 5th place

 

Anahi Bosquez – received one 1st, one 2nd, and one 4th place

 

Luke Buchanan – received one 1st place and one 4th place

 

Addison D’Camp – received one 1st, two 2nd places, one 3rd, and one 4th place

 

Romeo Dorta – received 1st, 2nd, and 4th place

 

Brandon East – received one 1st place

 

Hunter Fort – received one 2nd place

 

William Gray – received one 1st place, two 3rd places, one 4th, and one 5th place

 

Sidney Hazlett – received one 2nd, one 3rd, and one 4th place

 

Amanda Nguyen – received two 1st places, one 2nd place, and two 5th place

 

Tunmi Ojo – received two 1st places and one 2nd place

 

Stephen Ozan – received two 1st places, two 2nd places, and one 5th place

 

Ethan Reese – received one 1st, two 2nd places, one 3rd, one 4th, and one 5th place

 

Nicholas Rijkeboer – received two 1st places and one 5th place

 

Zachary Seidel – received two 1st places, one 2nd, two 3rd places, one 4th, and one 5th place

 

Zander Tompkins – received three 1st places, two 2nd places, two 4th places, and one 5th place

 

 

National Qualifying Teams:

 

Children’s Story – Stephen Ozan, Elizabeth Dougherty, Amanda Nguyen

 

Website Design – Zachary Seidel, Stephen Ozan, Elizabeth Dougherty, Amanda Nguyen, Ethan Reese

 

Video Game Design – Stephen Ozan, Ethan Reese, Elizabeth Dougherty, Amanda Nguyen, Hunter Fort, Nicholas Rijkeboer

 

Construction Challenge – Amanda Nguyen, Addison D’Camp, Brianna Arredondo, Elizabeth Dougherty, Zander Tompkins

 

Forensic Technology – Sidney Hazlett, Casey Bantonlina

 

Technology Essay – Nicholas Rijkeboer

 

Flight – Anahi Bosquez, Crystal An

 

Inventions – Zander Tompkins, William Gray, Blake Brock

 

Community Service – Addison D’Camp, Brianna Arredondo, Amanda Nguyen, Elizabeth Dougherty

 

Leadership Strategies – Zander Tompkins, William Gray, Zachary Seidel

 

Prepared Speech – Elizabeth Dougherty