TSA students bring home eight awards from technology games
In their first trip to the NCTSA Eastern Conference regional competition, TSA students from South Lenoir High School brought home eight awards, including three-first place prizes. The team is, from left, front row, Hechun Zhang, Dakota Burke, Brandon Rodriquez, Callie Eason, Seth Baker, Lydia Walston, Marco Resendiz and Brian Martinez-Gonzalez; back row, Parker White, Matthew Turner, Ashton Williams, Matthew Heath and Ashton Heath. Photo by Patrick Holmes / Lenoir County Public Schools
LCPS students from Technology Student Association clubs at two schools won eight awards, including three first-place prizes, at the NCTSA Eastern Conference regional competition in Goldsboro on Friday.
South Lenoir TSA paced the parade of awards with seven and the Tech Bowl team from Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School added an eighth award. It was South Lenoir’s first trip to the regional event, which attracted middle and high school TSA’s from counties east of Guilford.
“I could not be prouder of our TSA students and am particularly proud of South Lenoir,” Amy Jones, LCPS’s director of high school education/CTE, said. “This would be an outstanding showing for an established chapter and the fact that it was their first time speaks volumes about the excellence of the program.”
South Lenoir winners were: Ashton Heath, first place, Future Technology Teacher, and second place, Flight Endurance; Matthew Turner, first place, Transportation Modeling; Brian Martinez-Gonzalez, first place, Children’s Stories; Marco Resendiz and Brandon Rodriguez, second place, Architectural Design; Callie Eason and Parker White, second place, Structural Design and Engineering; and Hechun Zhang, third place, Dragster Design.
Gwen Boney is the club’s advisor.
Contentnea-Savannah students Jackson Heath, Matthew Hill and Jared Carlyle teamed up to take third place in the Tech Bowl competition. Tech Bowl tests students’ knowledge of a wide range of technology skills in a preliminary written test and, for those teams that advance, in head-to-head, question-answer competition.
Stephanie Harrell is the CSS club’s advisor.
TSA competitions on the regional, state and national levels tests students’ skills in more than 30 technology-related areas, from computer coding and website design to photography and digital video production. Friday’s competition was held at Wayne Community College.