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CFI Launches Technology Student Association (TSA)

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The Kentucky Technology Student Association (KYTSA) will implement a new high school chapter this fall at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) due to a generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman. The CFI will receive funding to start and maintain an active KYTSA chapter. Each school will be known as a KYTSA Pigman Scholars Program. KYTSA will develop a new regional conference specifically for these chapters. 

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) made up of students engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman is transformational for the region’s students, said Mark Harrell, KYTSA State Advisor. “This donation allows these high schools to further expose students to STEM careers through hand-on competitions and leadership opportunities. KYTSA’s goal is to create a future STEM workforce ready for high-demand high-wage careers in Kentucky.”

Mrs. Chandra Lawson, Engineering Technology, and Mrs. Samantha Bryant, Computer Information Technology, will serve as co-Advisors at the CFI. Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Bryant provide rigorous STEM courses and career pathways for students in Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Computer Science, and Computer Programming. Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal, remarked about the quality education that students receive at the CFI and the success achieved by current and former students. Students graduate transition-ready for college and careers! 

For more information about the CFI, please, contact the school at 606-862-5580 or visit the web page at

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