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JM Students Place at National TSA Conference

Center from left: JM graduates Dulcie Hanson and Brittany Smith are recognized on stage during the National TSA Conference.

Approximately 8,000 middle and high school student members from across the country attended the 2018 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the same location where TSA held its first national conference in 1978.

This year’s conference theme was “A Celebration of Success,” as TSA marked its 40th anniversary of enhancing personal development, leadership and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through intracurricular activities, competitions and other programs. More than 250,000 TSA student members in schools across the United States are “learning to lead in a technical world.”

At the national conference, John Marshall High School students Dulcie Hanson and Brittany Smith earned 7th place in the high school “Debating Technological Issues” category.

“I’m blown away by the success of the students of our state this year,” said WV TSA Adviser Nicole Shipman. “We continue to show success at the national level and every year have more and more winners.  They work hard to prepare and have become a force in national contests.  I couldn’t ask for a better group of individuals to work with over the past year.  Congratulations to all of our schools and their accomplishments.”