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Three Fayette schools bring home national Technology Student Association honors


By Tammy L. Lane
Special to KyForward

Under the theme “Building a Legacy,” students from Fayette County Public Schools competed well at the Technology Student Association’s 2016 national conference.

Southern Middle’s Michael Alaniz and Tyler Nichols set the pace, placing second in Junior Solar Sprint. Susie Rickert was fourth and Kainat Syed placed sixth in Essays on Technology, and Mason Smith finished 11th in Promotional Marketing.

Southern Middle School’s Susie Rickert (left), Kainat Syed, Michael Alaniz, and Tyler Nichols earned kudos at the TSA national conference in Nashville (Photo Provided)

Southern Middle School’s Susie Rickert (left), Kainat Syed, Michael Alaniz, and Tyler Nichols earned kudos at the TSA national conference in Nashville (Photo Provided)

In the high school division, Lafayette’s Kaley Jochim-Nolan placed fourth in Essays on Technology. And in a special presentation of TSA’s highest recognition, teacher and club adviser Robin Johnson of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School received the Honorary Life Award for her service and dedication to the state and national organizations.

TSA fosters personal growth, leadership skills, and opportunities in innovation and design. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.

This summer’s 38th annual national conference, which ran June 28 through July 2 in Nashville, Tenn., featured more than 65 middle school and high school technology-based contests.

Tammy L. Lane is editor of the Fayette County Public Schools webpage


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