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Pictured: TCAT-S Outstanding Technical Student of the Year, Nana Atonsa and TCAT-S President, Laura Monks

Nana Atonsa, an Industrial Maintenance student at TCAT Shelbyville, was named local winner of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Outstanding Technical Student of the Year (OTSY) program at a recognition luncheon held at Legends Restaurant in Shelbyville on Tuesday, October 24th. The announcement was made by College President, Laura Monks.

The Tennessee Board of Regents sponsors the Outstanding Technical Student of the Year program statewide for students of Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology.

In addition to Nana Atonsa, one other student was recognized for his outstanding achievement, character and leadership.  The other finalist for OSTY was Caleb Tapley, of Lewisburg, TN, a student in the Industrial Maintenance program at TCAT Shelbyville.

Atonsa and Tapley were nominated by their instructor, Butch Arnold.

Atonsa will compete with representatives from other TCATs and community colleges in Middle Tennessee, and nine regional finalists will move on to compete for the state title. 

The winner of the state title, which is awarded for excellence in leadership and technical skill, will receive the grand prize of a new car.