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Clay TSA Does It Again!

On June 19, forty-three students from Clay County High School and Clay County Middle School, along with their advisors Mrs. Leslie Goe, Ms. Jessica Ramsey and their chaperones, boarded a bus bound for Orlando, Florida and the National Technology Student Association Conference.  The students competed against 8,000 students from all fifty states and Germany, Turkey, and Japan. When the final gavel tapped bringing the conference to an end, Clay County had proven to be victorious yet again.

Clay Middle's young group had a strong showing with three finalists this year:

  • Holt Dawson - Prepared Presentation
  • Ethan Morris and Hunter Evans - Challenging Technical Issues

CCMS also had two students recognized as members of the Technology Honor Society:

  • Caleb Atha and Nicholas Evans

CCHS took an experienced group who proved once again, that hard work and dedication pay off.  They left Orlando with 13 finalists:

  • Katie Payne - Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Ely Osborne, Darren Ray and James Carroll - System Control Technology
  • Seth Stover - Children's Stories
  • David Tanner and Katie Payne - Biotechnology Design
  • Ian Smith, Reece Nichols, Haley Jones, Ely Osborne, Zach Wynn and Morgan Whiteley - Chapter Team.

Ely Osborne was also recognized as a Gold Award Recipient.  Their advisor, Jessica Ramsey, was also recognized as WV's advisor of the year.

Of those finalist, we are pleased to announce three top three finishes:

  • Seth Stover placed third with his excellent work in Children Stories.
  • Another group received top honors for their hard work when David Tanner and Katie Payne were announced as NATIONAL CHAMPIONS in Biotechnology Design.
  • And for the SECOND time in three years, CCHS's Chapter Team of Ian Smith, Reece Nichols, Haley Jones, Ely Osborne, Zach Wynn, and Morgan Whiteley reigned victorious winning the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

None of the success of these students could be possible without the support of the Clay County Board of Education, the administration of CCHS, the administration of CCMS, and the parents.  These students have proven time and time again, with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.  Congratulations to Clay County TSA on a job well done.