CMS Technology students take 3 trophies, 17 medals at competition

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
CMS Technology students members of the Technology Students Association (TSA) recently competed in a regional competition at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. The students took home three trophies and 17 medals. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Coach Jake Forste, Samantha Sparkman, Lexi Yockey, Alyzea Myers, Jenna Crim and Dixon Reid. Second row: Kasen Holman, Dylan Renksoki, Jonathan Oliphant, Quixote Gautney-Lopez, Edgar Perez and Jillian LeCompte. Back row: Hunter Annecharico, Hunter McManus, Jason Jacobson and Peter Teague. Contributed photo

Members of the Cassville Middle School Technology Students Association (TSA) recently traveled to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin to compete in a regional competition. The group was established at CMS in 2017, and is led by co-sponsors Jake Forste and Robbie Artherton. That year, the school earned one trophy and 12 medals in the regional competition. Showing great improvement in 2018, students earned three trophies and 17 medals.

Winners and their respective categories are as follows:

First Place

Essay on Technology - Samantha Sparkman

Problem Solving - Dixon Reid and Jenna Crim 

Challenging Tech Issues (debate) - Lexi Yockey and Alyzea Myers

Second Place

Children's Story - Jaycie Ertel and Alyzea Myers

Tech Bowl - Hunter McManus, Jason Jacobsen, Dylan Renkoski

Third Place

Video Game Design - Quixote Gautney-Lopez, Dylan Renkoski, Jonathan Oliphant, Hunter McManus

Prepared Speech - Alyzea Myers 

Challenging Tech Issues - Grady Webb and Kasen Holman