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Congratulations to Jones Valley Middle School STEM Students

Updated: May 22, 2023


STEM students at Jones Valley Middle School participated in the Alabama State Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition in Montgomery, Alabama against 15 other middle schools on April 18th and 19th. The competition challenged the use and improvement of their STEM skills in both team and individual events in such areas as: communications, design and engineering, environmental systems, transportation, and manufacturing/construction. All competitions are aligned with STEM standards, ten core leadership skills (communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, ethics, evaluation, organization, problem solving, self-esteem, and teamwork), and the 16 Career Clusters. Jones Valley students developed the ability to plan, organize, and carry out activities and projects together. By providing opportunities to integrate and use the knowledge and skills of other educational disciplines, Jones Valley students have become more interested in learning.

Students from Jones Valley Middle School competed in 16 different TSA Competitive Events and placed in 14 of them:

Children's Stories Team: 5th place – Layla Young, April Puerto

Cybersecurity: 6th place – Tatum Lewis

Dragster Design: 5th place – Christopher Collins

Essays on Technology: 8th place – Vanessa Martinez

Forensic Technology Team: 6th place – Liniyah Kelly, Ajah King

Inventions & Innovations Team: 2nd place – April Puerto, Nevaeh Bennett

Junior Solar Sprint Team: 7th place – Keyon Cox, Kaliyha Adamson

Mechanical Engineering Team: 2nd place – Liniyah Kelly, De’Montez Turner

Prepared Speech: 3rd place – Makayla Grider

Promotional Marketing

5th place – Rosie Hayes

8th place – Ajah King

Safety Illustration

1st place – Makayla Grider

2nd place – Tatum Lewis

7th place – Mariyah Welch

State Pin: 3rd place – Layla Young

State T-Shirt: 2nd place – Kaliyha Adamson

Website Design Team: 3rd place – Christopher Collins, Mariah Welch



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