Two groups of students from were honored last week with first place finishes at the 2012 Virginia Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Conference.
Winning first place in the category of architectural model were Taylor Evans, Jack Polo, Amy Rhodes and Ryan Aitken. Winning first place in the category of engineering design were Jackie Beckwith, Louis Litchford, Alex Hauser, Will Rupp and Everett Lorentzen.
In all, Fairfax County Public Schools students won 19 first place awards at the Virginia TSA Competition. The competition involved three days of events and displays of student work.
At the middle school level, FCPS students won 10 first place awards, 12 second place awards and 11 third place awards. At the high school level, FCPS students won nine first place awards, six second place awards and seven third place awards.
The school system also won the Lynn P. Barrier Outstanding School Division Award for middle schools for the third consecutive year.
Winners will advance to the National TSA Conference, scheduled for June 21 to 25 in Nashville. Complete results, including the top 10 finishers in each category, are available here.
TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to students interested in technology and offers members opportunities for leadership and personal growth in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Competitions stress the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, leadership and presentation skills.