TJIS students medal in Technology Olympics in Corpus Christi May 9
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Jerry Hernandez and Analisa Villegas
Jerry Hernandez and Analisa Villegas
Each year, the Technology Olympics is held at the Education Service Center Region 2 in Corpus Christi. This year, Analisa Villegas and Jerry Hernandez, both students at Thomas Jefferson Intermediate School, competed and brought back three gold medals and one bronze medal.

Students from districts around the region come to the Technology Olympics each year to compete in events that are designed to showcase their use of optical devices that allow them to “see” and participate in what their peers are doing in school. The students compete in events that feature the use of braille note-takers, Perkins braillers, Electronic Distance Devices, talking calculators, laptops, iPads, magnifiers, telescopes, listening skills or the use of a cane.

Analisa Villegas won a gold medal in the sequencing event and a bronze medal in the basic calculator event.

Jerry Hernandez competed in the Electronic Distance Device and Level 1 calculator events and won gold medals in both.

Students also worked together in teams of three and four on a scavenger hunt to locate items they needed to complete a particular task. They used skills such as teamwork, social manners, following directions and identifying correct items to complete the activity.

These events allow students to show off their skills in using equipment that gives them access to the curriculum in their school districts.
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