Tech Rebels receive awards at state competition
Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016
BOYLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
The Boyle County High School Technology Student Association Tech Rebels recently competed in the 2016 state competition held in Louisville. More than 450 students from schools across the Commonwealth were present for this event.
Students on the BCHS team represented their school and community in a way that was consistent with this year’s TSA theme, Building a Legacy. “The innovative problem solving ideas my students used to design and assemble their competition projects were excellent,” said Dudley Spoonamore, Engineering and Technology Education instructor at Boyle County High School. “Their performance and competitive spirit throughout the three-day event was a model for future students to follow. I’m extremely pleased with this group of young people”.
Congratulations to the following students for their 2016 state competition success:
• Photographic Technology – second place, Maddie McWhorter
• Bio Technology – second place, Maddie McWhorter and Hannah McWhorter
• Prepared Presentation – third place, Hannah McWhorter
• Engineering Design (CO2 Dragster field of 54 entries) – third place, Adam Reid; top 10 finalists, Blake Vogt and Luke Morris
•Tech Bowl – sixth place, Blake Vogt, Luke Morris and Kagen Walters
Also competing in 2016 state competition was Juliana Lamb
So you know
BCHS Engineering and Technology Education classes provide students extensive problem solving design experiences and exploration of applied physics, mathematics, computer programming, integrated problem solving, teamwork and leadership. Student hands-on project based learning offers academic and career exploration opportunities spanning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M. Education)
The Technology Student Association (www.tsaweb.org) takes the study of S.T.E.M. beyond the classroom and provides opportunities for students to pursue academic challenges among friends and team members with similar goals and interests.
Students who join and actively participate in TSA learn through exciting competitive events and leadership opportunities. The diversity of TSA activities provide a foundation of building block experiences designed to empower students to take charge of their future careers. From engineers to business and industry people, TSA alumni credit their membership with having a positive influence on their lives.
The Boyle County High School TSA chapter advisor and team coach is Engineering and Technology Education instructor Dudley Spoonamore. To learn more about the BCHS Engineering Opportunity S.T.E.M. lab and TSA program call (859) 236-5047 ex.3044 or email dudley.spoonamore.