After spending months designing and creating a children’s story book, three TSA students were rewarded for their efforts. Crystal Lair, Sierra Hagerman, and Cas Barnett received third place for their book on February 22nd. While the students could not travel to the event due to inclement weather, they still received their ribbons in the mail.
The students competed in the event Children’s Stories. Their task was to create a book for children under the age of twelve that had textile and auditory allowances for children with disabilities. Their book included textile features, such as felt wool on the story’s sheep, to meet these requirements. After writing, illustrating, and physically creating the book, the team traveled to Walker Early Learning Center where they performed field tests that the young learners enjoyed thoroughly. The students were gracious for the insight and support of the TSA adviser, Marsha Bertram, throughout the book's creation.
After submitting their book, they were awarded third place overall in the event, which would, by typical standards, qualify them to advance to State. The team plans to improve their design and recreate the project once more, eager to this time place higher on the board.
TSA Members present ribbons and their book with their TSA adviser (l-r): Sierra Hagerman, Marsha Bertram, Crystal Lair, and Cas Barnett