Middle school students excel in TSA conference and qualify for states

| February 11, 2019

Middle School TSA - Kara PeaceWEB2Solanco middle school students earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes during strong performances in the TSA Regional Conference for Region 2. TSA stands for Technology Student Association and is an organization dedicated to engaging students across the country in STEM activities – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

“I am proud of these students and their efforts,” middle school teacher Kevin Childs said. He provided this list of Solanco students’ impressive results in the TSA conference:

Photo:  Kara Peace – 1st Place in Prepared Speech

Olivia Northern – 2nd Place in Digital Photography

Kristen Eckman – Qualifier in Digital Photography

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Photo: Hadley Evans prepares to launch her plane under the watchful eyes of judges. Hadley was a Qualifier in Flight.

Team of Adam Wyatt, Jacob Trimble, and Dom Martin – 3rd Place in Video Game Design

John Cheek – 3rd in Coding

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Photo – Paul Kocher and Melana Soto, who along with Kristen Eckman, earned 2nd Place in Off the Grid (they had to design a home for a specific geographic location that would operate “off the grid,” by using other means for heating, cooling and electricity).

Team of Brayden Swope and Kara Peace – Qualifier in Problem Solving

The first place, second place and qualifier students are eligible for the Pennsylvania TSA State Conference in the spring.

Other students who competed were Jorden Ross, Connor Yingst, Connor Ginger, Clayton Craig, Braighton Lenhart, and Kyle Keemer.


Category: Featured Stories, Middle School News

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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