Thursday, May 18, 2017

State Competition Brings Awards for Technology Student Association

Recently, fifty-five students from the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools competed at the 2017 North Carolina Technology Student Association (TSA) state competition in Greensboro, North Carolina.  TSA chapters from Phillips and McDougle Middle Schools, as well as East Chapel Hill High and Chapel Hill High Schools represented the district. 

The Technology Student Association is a national non-profit student organization which seeks to inspire student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture.

The students garnered a long list of awards (see below) as they competed among nearly 1,300 TSA students from across the state. All the students learned valuable career and technical skills both during the competition and as they prepared throughout the year.

Good luck to all of the students who will next compete at the National TSA Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 21-25.

2017 North Carolina TSA Awards

Phillips Middle School (Mr. Dale Haiducek, Adviser):
1st Place Awards:
- Structural Engineering - Kabir Grewal, Raymond Zhao
- Website Design - Spencer Gordon, Jake Boggs, Tyler Yang, Reilly Galloway, Ayden Xu
- Geospatial Technology - Savannah Xu, Ayden Xu
- Microcontroller Design - Ethan Bartlett, Jake Boggs, Kabir Grewal
2nd Place Awards:
- Forensic Technology - Meilin Weathington, Deegan Albrecht
- VEX Robotics Skills - Alex Abdo, Leo Bergmann, Alice Karakachian
- VEX Robotics Tournament Ranking - Alex Abdo, Leo Bergmann, Alice Karakachian
3rd Place Awards:
- Mass Production - Jon Grabowski, Will Swanson, Finn Harris

McDougle Middle School (Mr. Redmond Grigg, Adviser):
3rd Place Awards:
- Digital Photography - Lucas Gutierrez-Arnold
- Inventions & Innovations - Lars Kahn, Derek Yao
- Problem Solving - Lucas Gutierrez-Arnold & Diogo Gomes
- American Cancer Society Fund Raising - McDougle Middle School

East Chapel Hill High School (Mr. Patrick Pudlo, Adviser):
TSA Chapter of the Year - Small Chapter
1st Place Awards:
   - CAD 3D Engineering - Tarun Goyal
   - Flight - Gabriel Valera
   - Transportation Modeling - Mike Pudlo
   - Coding - Aidan Beggs, Itai Rivkin-Fish, Ben Meadows
2nd Place Awards:
   - Video Game Design - Aidan Beggs, Itai Rivkin-Fish, Ben Meadows
3rd Place Awards:
   - Promotional Design - Lydia Treml
   - On Demand Video - Lydia Treml, Gabriel Valera, Gillian Arleth, Rachel Peters, Sam Sapeta, Zachary Seelbach