TSA Places in National Competition


Over the summer, Technology Student Association(TSA) students placed in three events in a national competition involving six thousand students.

The students stayed at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center for the national conference in Washington D.C. They competed from June 27th to July 2nd, with nine students advancing. It was the first time in twenty years BASH students had advanced to that level, according to Tech Ed Teacher and TSA Advisor Mr. Josh Pennington.

TSA is an organization for students with interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students from 2,000 different schools and 49 states are involved in TSA and compete in competitions all over the country.

The nine students that attended this conference are as follows:

Erik Abramczyk (Class of 2016),

Mason Biehn (Class of 2016),

Olivia Crocker (Class of 2016),

Thomas Droege (Class of 2016),

Jacob Lasher (Class of 2016),

Morgan Lepre (Class of 2015),

Ben Shaner (Class of 2015),

Breanna Sheeler (Class of 2014),

Annie Theis (Class of 2015).

BASH placed in three events:

  • 2nd place in Biotechnology Design -Mason Biehn and Olivia Crocker
  • 3rd place in CAD 2D Architecture- Breanna Sheeler
  • 6h place in Future Technology Teacher- Morgan Lepre

The following students competed in the semifinals or made it into the the top twelve of an event:

  • Video Game Design- Erik Abramczyk and Mason Biehn
  • Biotechnology Design Team- Thomas Droege, Morgan Lepre, and Annie Theis
  • Architectural Renovation Team- Olivia Crocker, Morgan Lepre, Breanna Sheeler, and Annie Theis

Other news revolving around TSA is the club’s excitement about a new sponsorship allowing the club to participate in VEX robotic challenges this year. TSA’s first meeting was on September 17th, and TSA is going to work hard to prepare for this year’s national conference in Dallas, TX, Mr. Pennington said.