Coffee Middle School Technology Student Association Members Leana Atkinson (left) and Samina Patel (right) recently competed at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference and took home a national championship win. The team placed first in Biotechnology with their Gene Therapy Research and Presentation.
 

CMS Technology Students Claim National Title

“Every year, TSA members continue to break barriers and set a new expectation for STEM education and competition and this year is no different. Their passion for learning and competing is unparalleled and they continue to raise the bar in STEM areas and competitions throughout TSA events,” National TSA Executive Director Rosanne T. White states.
Leana Atkinson and Samina Patel, two eighth grade students at Coffee Middle School, recently claimed their first national championship win. Leana and Samina, who are members of the Coffee Middle School Technology Student Association, recently competed at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The students competed against competitors from across the United States, Germany, and Turkey, and took home first place in Biotechnology with their Gene Therapy Research and Presentation. 
Members of the Coffee Middle School and Coffee High School TSA joined more than 7,500 TSA student leaders, members, and advisors to participate in the 2016 National TSA Conference on June 28, 2016, through July 2, 2016. The conference was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
During the conference over 6,000 middle school and high school technology-based students competed in over 65 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competitions, making this year’s conference the largest that has ever taken place. 
The students competed in different categories including: Technology Problem Solving, Debating Technological Issues, Geospatial Technology, and Structural Engineering. The students also got to participate in leadership training, a TSA meet and greet, and other social events.
“Every year, TSA members continue to break barriers and set a new expectation for STEM education and competition and this year is no different. Their passion for learning and competing is unparalleled and they continue to raise the bar in STEM areas and competitions throughout TSA events,” National TSA Executive Director Rosanne T. White states.
During their last year at the middle school, Leana served as TSA President and Samina served as TSA Vice President. Mrs. Zena Born served as their advisor. 
See the article on the front page of the Sunday, July 31, 2016 edition and more pictures on page 7-A

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