The Longview High School Technology Student Association members were honored by Longview ISD Board of Trustees during Monday night’s regular meeting.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national nonprofit organization of middle and high school students who engage and compete in STEM {Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics}. The program is overseen by the supervision and guidance of LHS Career Technology instructor Charles Mosley.
Recently, over 7,500 attendees attended the 38th national TSA conference, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 6,000, students competed in over 65 STEM areas including Technology Problem Solving, Debating Technological Issues, Geospatial Technology, and Structural Engineering.
The LHS team ranked very high in eight different categories during the TSA national competition. Below are the national rankings:
• First place: The LHS Chapter Team made up of Ejehi Ihionkhan, Levi Grant, Uwa Ihionkhan, Stephanie Guck, Brady Miller, and Krisana Yuen.
• Second place (Silver): Children’s Stories competition was the team made up of Christopher Guck, Naomi D’Arbell, Rutvi Patel, Anthony Castillo, and Alexander Lammers.
• Third place: Photographic Technology was LHS junior Daniele Farren.
• Sixth Place: Manufacturing Prototype: Nitin Rangu, Soumya Donty, Krisana Yuen, Trevor O’Connor, Ben Taylor, Sam Pistone.
• Eight Place: Engineering Design: Daniel Bally, Rutvi Patel, Christopher Guck, and Neal Rangu.
• Ninth Place: Biotechnology Design: Soumya Donty, Krisana Yuen, Kathryn Roper, Samantha Taylor, Surya Donty, and Uwa Ihionkhan.
• Ninth Place, Prepared Presentation: Payton Schaap.
• Tenth Place, Chapter Team (Written Test): Levi Grant, Sophomore.
Career Technology instructor Charles Mosley believes the students of LHS can compete with the best in the country. “The achievement confirms that the students who attend Longview ISD are as bright, intelligent, and motivated as any students in the country, “he said. “So our group works really hard, and it pays off.”