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Nipher Students Finish Strong in Technology Competitions

Students in our technology classes at Nipher Middle School all finished with a 1 rating, the highest to earn, on their projects at the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM) annual state contest. The awards program was held May 14, at the Margaritaville Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. The winners are: Jack Carter, Sam Hicks, Kate Watson, Avanell Mitchell, Callahan Morgan, Allie Taylor, Claire Cook, and Boden Forinash.

All students took a test over the Technical Category that their project was placed in (Woodworking).


Kate Watson, Jack Carter and Claire Cook received a Grand Award because their project and test score combined was the top of each of their respective categories.


Avanell Mitchell scored a Perfect Score on her test. That combined with her project score, made her the highest scoring Middle School Student in the State. She scored better than any other Middle School Student in any division or category and received the Best of Middle School Division Award.


The students qualified for the state contest by taking first place at the district contest, which was held on May 3, at Ranken Technical College.


Sam Hicks won Best of Show for the Middle School Entry at Districts.


The project-oriented competition is for technology education students in grades 6-12 and is designed to promote and improve scholarship, craftsmanship, and technology in industrial technology education and pre-engineering. The Nipher technology education classes are taught by David Jackson.