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Student tech expertise results in 103 awards at state conference

Mountain Vista High School robotics entry

DENVER – The 2015 Colorado TSA State Conference was the organization's largest state conference to date, with more than 1,330 registered participants. The event was held Feb. 19-21 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

Now in its 29th year, the Colorado chapter of the Technology Student Association promotes leadership and personal growth in a technological world. The annual state conference provides an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to participate in a forum that showcases a variety of team and individual projects in 35 categories.

Castle View High School    
Biotechnology Design – High School Alan Kopp, Brianna Ott, Cameron Vogel, JD Isenhart Second Place
Debating Technological Issues – High School Connor Vogel and JD Isenhart Second Place
Dragster Design – High School Kelly Winn Third Place
Future Tech Teacher – High School JD Isenhart Second Place
Samuel Warfield Third Place
Photographic Technology – High School Luke Favret Third Place
Cimarron Middle School    
Community Service Video – Middle School Alex Lawerence, Connor Breece, John Korhel, Nathan Dorazil, Nikki Bernuy-Herquinigo and Ryan Harper First Place
Go Green Manufacturing – Middle School Nikki Bernuy-Herquinigo, Padee Cha, Paige Smith Third Place
Website Design – Middle School Alex Lawerence, Connor Breece,  John Korhel, Nathan Dorazil, and Ryan Harper First Place
Cresthill Middle School    
Problem-Solving – Middle School Mikayla A. Bordas-Martin, Sarah L. Vaughan Second Place
Legend High School    
Animatronics – High School Brian Rawlings, Chase Morris, Lara Klaus, Matt Wermers First Place
CAD – 2D – Architecture – High School Kyle Bailey Third Place
Digital Video Production Christopher Almquist, Fatima Aboulalazm, Jada Price, Joel Min, Joshua Driskell, and Lara Klaus Second Place
Manufacturing Prototype – High School Alex Barnes, Tristan Neate First Place
Prepared Presentation – High School Jada Price First Place
SCIVIS – High School Joel Min, Nicholas Therwanger Third Place
T-Shirt Design – High School Nicholas Therwanger Third Place
Webmaster – High School Fatima Aboulalazm, Joshua Driskell and Tristan Neate - Legend High School Second Place
Mesa Middle School    
Digital Photography – Middle School Ethan Metzler Third Place
Integrated Autonomous Vehicle – Middle School Mason Willford, Michaela Meade, Mitchell Lensing First Place
Underwater ROV – Middle School Ethan Metzler, Gavin Blanch, Mason Willford, Michaela Meade, Mitchell Lensing, Xander Kimbrell Third Place
Mountain Vista High School    
Architectural Renovation – High School Amy Zhong, Aubrey Harrison, Cassandra English, Clare Liu, Elizabeth Chengrian, Lucas Johnson Second Place
Children’s Stories – High School Amy Zhong, Aubrey Harrison, Clare Liu and Susan Cheng First Place
Debating Technological Issues – High School Jacob Cushatt and James Beaudreau First Place
Engineering Design – High School Alex Doner, Benny Cope,  Elizabeth Chengrian, Graham Carroll, Spencer Pozder Second Place
Extemporaneous Presentation – High School Anirudh Mathukumilli Second Place
Integrated Autonomous Vehicle – High School Anirudh Mathukumilli, Matt Price, Spencer Pozder Second Place
Prepared Presentation – High School Alec Yagey Second Place
Promotional Design – High School Alec Yagey Second Place
Promotional Graphics – High School Clare Liu First Place
Software Development – High School Anirudh Mathukumilli, Henry Kaufman, Matt Price, Nathan Wilson, Sam Allen, Spencer Pozder First Place
Structural Engineering – High School Delaney Livingston, Jordan Frerichss First Place
Technology Bowl – Individual – High School Spencer Pozder Second Place
Anirudh Mathukumilli Third Place
Transportation Modeling – High School Benny Cope Second Place
Underwater ROV – High School Chris Aretakis, Christian Stenberg, Lucas Johnson, Michelle Mao, Nathan Mortimer, Spencer Culbertson Second Place
Rock Canyon High School    
Essays on Technology – High School Neha Chauhan First Place
Abby Cousins Second Place
Music Production – High School Amay Srivastava, Eric Zhang, Pourna Sengupta, Ryan Vandersmith Second Place
System Control Technology – High School Eric Zhang, Jon Meade, Ryan Vandersmith Second Place
STEM School and Academy    
2015 Colorado TSA Advisor of the Year Mike Shallenberger  
Agriculture and Biotechnology Design – Middle School Azra Gallano, Bianca Lewis, Karenna Naherny First Place
Alison Thompson, Hima Kilaru, Hope Lowry, Jessica Dillon, Serene Ong Second Place
Architectural Renovation – High School Alec Lamson, Austin Johnson, Cyra Gallano, Madison Tenney, Quintin Lafemina Third Place
Career Preparation – Middle School Alisonn Thompson Second Place
Riley Warton Third Place
Career Preparation – High School George Pandy First Place
Madison Tenney Second Place
Castle Ballistics – Middle School Aspen Medberry, Benjamin Vickland and Nicholas Zizka First Place
Castle Ballistics – High School Dylan Buggenhagen, Kim Hulshof, Madisen Purfoy Frie Third Place
Chapter Team – High School Cyra Gallano, Daniella Ho, Lauren Martin, Olivia Kreski, Sebastian Del Barco, and Simone Ong Second Place
Communication Challenge - Middle School Sarah Coleman First Place
Emma Lu Third Place
Community Service Video – Middle School Aiden Beatty, Jack Debeer, Julianna Lofblad and Nicholas Tunks Third Place
Crash Test – Middle School Sarah Colema, Tara Huxley First Place
Brycen Warton, Danny Hill Second Place
Digital Photography – Middle School Trevor Bolton Second Place
Dragster – Middle School Kathryn Naherny First Place
Dragster Design – High School Olivia Kreski Second Place
Electrical Applications – Middle School Benjamin Krawciw Third Place
Energy Sources – Middle School Holly Sparrow, Rachel Saeed, Riley Warton Third Place
Environmental Focus – Middle School Rooya Rahin, Sage Jacksack First Place
Essays on Technology – Middle School Hope Lowry First Place
Rooya Rahin Second Place
Flight Endurance – High School Madisen Purfoy Frie First Place
Garrett Howard Second Place
Ben Law Third Place
Fore! – High School Jackson Zipp, Sawyer Pierce Third Place
Geospatial Technology – Middle School Azra Gallano, Bianca Lewis, Karenna Naherny, Sophia Watts First Place
Go Green Manufacturing – Middle School Alison Thompson, Azra Gallano, Hope Lowry, Karenna Naherny, Kathryn Naherny, Serene Ong First Place
Integrated Autonomous Vehicle – Middle School Alison Thompson, Kathryn Naherny, Kelsey Tabor Second Place
Integrated Autonomous Vehicle – High School Alex Ho, David Thompson, Kyle Lafemina Third Place
Inventions and Innovations – Middle School Hadassah Thompson, Janvi Kumar and Sarah Carter Second Place
Dawson Veen, Hima Kilaru, Joseph Elsell, Mitchell Segura, and Siddha Kilaru Third Place
Junior Solar Sprint – Middle School Alexander Trautman, Ariana Martinez, and Julianna Lofblad Third Place
Leadership Strategies – Middle School Ashley Becker, Fiza Jiwani, Rooya Rahin Third Place
Medical Technology Issues – Middle School Azra Gallano, Hima Kilaru, Hope Lowry, Janvi Kumar, Tasveen Chopra Second Place
Mousetrap Tractor Pull – Middle School Grace Fekete Second Place
Parker Mowery Third Place
Music Production – High School Frasier Feight First Place
Prepared Speech – Middle School Rooya Rahin Third Place
Promotional Design – High School Madisen Purfoy Frie Third Place
Promotional Design – Middle School Michal Bodzianowski First Place
Holly Sparrow Third Place
Rat Trap Drag Race – High School Joshua Richards First Place
Garrett Marsh Second Place
Rubberband Powered Car Jack Stern First Place
Brian Cole Second Place
Charles Borroughs Third Place
Rubberband Powered Car – High School Garrett Howard First Place
Software Development – High School Estee Medberry, Guilherm Alves, Nick Palmer, Omer Eldar Second Place
System Control Technology – Middle School Erin Fast, Katie Butler, Nate Cho Second Place
T-Shirt Design – Middle School Michal Bodzianowski Second Place
Tech Bowl – Individual – Middle School Shane Ball - Lesher Middle School;  and Benjamin Krawciw Second Place – Tie
Tech Bowl – Middle School Benjamin Krawciw, Cleo Hamm, Siddha Kilaru Second Place
Technical Design – Middle School Eric Sorensen and Karenna Naherny Third Place
Transportation Modeling – High School Garon Kirschbaum Third Place
Underwater ROV – Middle School Aiden Jurevich, Ben Pacheco, Colton Parks, Henry Shallenberger, Krishna Chunduri First Place
Underwater ROV – High School Alex Ho, Andrew Gallegos, Chip Reid, David Thompson, Kyle Lafemina, and Niklas Ertle Third Place
Video Game Design – High School Drake Eakin, Jake Billings, Keric Warton, Nick Palmer, Quinn Nelson Third Place
Website Design – Middle School Cleo Hamm, Ethan Montgomery, Kaitlyn Hunter, Nicholas Tunks, and William Vickland Third Place
Chapter of the Year - Middle School The STEM School and Academy First Place
Chapter of the Year - High School The STEM School and Academy Second Place

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the needs of elementary, middle and high school students with a dedicated interest in technology. Assisting TSA's 170,000 plus student members is a strong support system of educators, alumni, parents and business leaders who believe in the importance of a technologically literate society.

March 11, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, High School Education, Middle School Education

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.