Fannin Middle School Technology Student Association attended the TSA State Conference at Athens this weekend. We had 10 students go and compete in different areas. The areas of competition are Mass Production, Dragster, Tech Bowl, Structural Engineering, Chapter Team, Lego Robotics, CAD Foundations, Problem Solving, Flight, and Forensic Science. We were able to finish in the top 10 in the state in 9 out of 10 areas. In placing, we had two first place finishes in Tech Bowl and Problem Solving. The Tech Bowl team consisted of Lucas Barnstead, Luke Pelfrey, and Bryce Ware. The other first place was in Problem Solving with the team being Bryce Ware and James Kyle. Tristen Siler and Wyatt Payne place second in Structural Engineering.
Below are pictures of the young men and their awards.
Members from The Fannin County Young Farmers Association traveled to Augusta, Georgia to attend the Georgia Young Farmers Association State Conference. The conference was held at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel and Convention Center on February 1-2, 2019. Kenny Holland, Kenny Queen and Caleb Owenby served as official voting delegates during the business session. While the business session was occurring Maddie Mathews, Tayelor Long, Shirley Queen, Theresa Wollschalger with son John and Lauren Owenby took part in the ladies program. Kenny Queen and Kenny Holland represented the association in the corn hole tournament and advanced to the second round. Tayelor Long placed 3rd in the photography contest. President Kenny Queen was presented 3 award jackets for having 30 members over the 50 member requirement for the 2018 year. Kenny Holland accepted the outstanding member award on behalf of Mr. Tom Hamby. Caleb Owenby was named the North Region Young Agriculture Professional and accepted his award at the Friday Night Awards Banquet. Members attended break out sessions, took a farm business management exam, and visited vendors at the agriculture industry trade Show. Advisor Rhonda Mathews accompanied the group.
Collins Praises House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report
WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives passed the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This move sends the bill to the Senate for a final vote that would land the bill on the president’s desk. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement in response:
“Today’s vote in the People’s House helps turn promise and potential into reality. Republicans have confidence in the potential of the American worker to make our country grow again—that’s why they are the foundation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We’re giving job creators more reasons to invest in America’s workforce, strengthening our economy and our communities. We’re making the IRS less ravenous and putting more money back in the hands of American families so that they can pursue more of their ambitions on their own terms. A decade of the status quo has guaranteed us only a stagnant economy. Republicans promised to reform a broken, bloated tax system so that Americans can chart a path out of economic anxiety and into economic empowerment. We’re keeping that promise today.”