Robertsville Middle School technology team finishes in top three in nine state events

Robertsville Middle School at TSA Competition

Robertsville Middle School at 35th Tennessee TSA State Conference (Submitted photo)

The Technology Student Association at Robertsville Middle School competed in a recent state conference in Chattanooga and finished in the Top 3 in nine events.

Twenty-seven students from the TSA chapter at RMS competed in 22 different group and individual events at the 35th Tennessee TSA State Conference, which included 649 middle and high school competitors from 61 Tennessee schools.

Listed below are the students who placed in the Top 3 in the state in their events:

  • First place, Agriculture and Biotechnology—Esther Gallmeier, Alexis Palau, Jessie Pitz, and Savannah Ward;
  • First place, Environmental Focus—Esther Gallmeier and Madison Loggins;
  • Second place, Go Green Manufacturing—Alison Craig, Katharina Gallmeier, Midori Hammer, Rosalia Otaduy, Stella Powell, Danielle Wooten, Nancy Pont Briant, Mandy Pitz, Sam Turner, and Savannah Ward;
  • Second place, Problem Solving—Mandy Pitz and Wilson Hammer;
  • Second place, VEX Robotics—Elias Brown, Wilson Hammer, Eric Thornton, and Alek Wereszczak;
  • Second place, Website Design—Elias Brown, Kyle Larson, Madison Loggins, Stella Powell, and Mandy Pitz;
  • Third place, Career Prep—Madison Loggins;
  • Third place, Dragster—Will Jeter; and
  • Third place, Electrical Applications—Eric Thornton.

In addition, RMS teams were top-six finalists in:

  • Inventions & Innovations—Carinne Cheney, Alison Craig, Esther Gallmeier, Katharina Gallmeier, Savannah Ward, and Alek Wereszczak;
  • Medical Technology—Carinne Cheney, Alexis Palau, Olivia Pinkham, Jessie Pitz, and Olivia Wereszczak; and
  • Video Game Design—Audrey Chrisman, Grace Chrisman, Kaitlan Paine, and Sophie Stanley.

“This was a very memorable conference for both the RMS students and adults in attendance,” a press release said. “The students exhibited excellent behavior and sportsman-like conduct throughout the conference. Although most of the time was spent in meetings and competition, time was found for enjoying some of Chattanooga’s nicer attractions.”

Advisers for the RMS TSA chapter include community volunteers Angi and Chuck Agle, and Bob and Janet Cushman. The RMS staff adviser is Todd Livesay.

The Technology Student Association is a voluntary, after-school club where students participate in a wide range of technology-related events.


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