|Published: 11:06 AM, 12/27/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A group of accelerated students
represented Madisonville Middle School well recently, placing 21st out of 62 groups in a state competition for elementary and middle
Sixth grader Lucy Conyour, seventh
graders Aaron Lay, Brice Bowers, Trinity Stradlin and Angel Bowers,
and eighth grader Ethan Bird participated in the First LEGO League
competition earlier this month.
The group of students are part of the
TAG (Talented and Gifted students) program at Madisonville Middle
"I was very proud of them," said
Melissa Grose, a sixth, seventh and eighth grade reading and language
arts special education teacher at MMS.
Grose said the school had decided to
enter the competition over the summer before she was hired.
The annual First LEGO League
competition is open to students ages 9-14 and focuses on a different
real-world topic related to the sciences each year. Each challenge
within the competition then revolves around that theme. Everything
the students used in the competition directly or indirectly had to be
made of LEGO-manufactured elements.
This year's competition was themed
Senior Solutions and was held at Tennessee Technology University in
Cookeville on Dec. 8, and was made up of several components.
See full story in the Sunday, Dec. 23, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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