Thirty-one Tyler ISD Career and Technology students competed recently in the Technology Student Association (TSA) regional competition in Carthage, bringing home 29 first place, 15 second place, and 14 third place finishes. These top performing students will compete at the state competition in Waco on April 6-8.
Students competed in events such as CADD engineering, CADD architecture, technology bowl, video game design, architectural modeling, CO2 race cars, technology problem-solving, photography, desktop publishing, graphic design, and video editing and have been preparing for their events since the beginning of the school year. After regionals, students have the option to submit the same projects they competed with or update their project for the state competition.
“We are proud of what our students have accomplished this year,” Jessica Clough, TSA sponsor and teacher, said. “There were a few hiccups along the way, but our students are resilient and bounced back. Many of our students are competing in events that are new to them and are coming out successful.”
Furthermore, 26 students are in events that are eligible to advance them to the National TSA competition held in Orlando, Florida in June.
First place finishers in national qualifying events are: Parker Rathbun, Jay Huynh, Spencer Web, Jackson Noland, Christine Frith, Justin Tran, David Nheuk, Jason Hoil and Adam Palacios.
The TSA students are under the leadership of sponsors DeAnna Molloy, Erica Horn and Ms. Clough.