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TSA chapter to send 18 nationals

By Staff | Apr 8, 2015

Amanda Kimble was recognized at Cedar Lakes as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the WV TSA for her continued dedication and inspiration to the students of the West Virginia TSA.

The Tyler Consolidated High School Technology Student Association joined with other TSA chapters throughout the state at Cedar Lakes in Ripley for the WV TSA State Conference last week. Chapters from all across the state met to compete and be judged in several categories.

Thirty-five students from Tyler Consolidated’s TSA Chapter competed, representing their school and county extremely well. Eighteen of those students qualified at the conference to compete in the National Conference which will take place in June, in Dallas, TX.

For the fourth straight year, Tyler Consolidated’s Chapter came away with the Outstanding Chapter Award.

“Our students competed extremely well and represented our communities very well indeed,” said TSA advisor, J.C. Kimble. “Their hard work paid off in the amount of awards they received and the number of our students that will be going on to Dallas.”

“I’m very proud of all of their accomplishments and the students themselves.”

For the fourth straight year, the Tyler Consolidated TSA Chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Award at the West Virginia State TSA Conference. Thirty five students participated in the competitions at Cedar Lake and returned home to Tyler County with many awards.

First place winners from the Tyler Consolidated TSA which will be going on to compete at Nationals include:

CAD 2D Architecture – Kris Lashbrook; CAD 3D Engineering – Ty Klages; Architectural Renovation – Sydney Yoho, Ariel Fish, Austin Thompson, Chase Cooper and Seas Camerlin; Children’s Stories – Macy Long, Sydney Yoho; Essays on Technology – Sydney Yoho; Dragster Design – Trent Smith; Structural Engineering – Ty Klages, Alex Booher; Technical Sketching and Application – Jonathan Lancaster; Video Game Design – Levi Cockran, Thomas Swartz, Elisha Brown and Jon Lancaster; Webmaster – Meghan Miller and Shayla Griffey.

Second place winners include: CAD 2D Architecture – Autsin Thompson; Children’s Stories – Rosana Smith and Amanda Reynolds; Promotional Graphics – Hannah Csteel; System Control Technology – Julian Work, Levi Hudson, Ted Stackpole; Transportation Modeling – Trent Smith; Webmaster – Ariel Fish, Josh Smith, Macy Long and Sydney Yoho.

Third place winners at the state conference include: Biotechnology Design – Blake Carpenter, Sydney Yoho; CAD 2D Architecture – Sean Camerlin; Flight Endurance – Ted Stackpole; Webmaster – Amanda Reynolds, Jenny Lynch and Makayla Brown.

The TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. The organization is open to students who are in or who have completed technology education courses. Members learn through competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more.

OUTSTANDING TSA STUDENTS COMPETE -- The Tyler Consolidated High School TSA Chapter competed at the West Virginia State Conference last week in Ripley, and received many awards, including the Outstanding Chapter Award for the fourth straight year. Eighteen of the 35 students competing from Tyler Consolidated placed high enough at the competition to earn the right to travel to Dallas, TX, in June to compete at the National level. The students going on to compete at Nationals are pictured above: left to right , front row - Megan Miller, Shayla Griffey, Belle Camerlin, Sydney Yoho, Macy Long, Ariel Fish and Levi Cochran; back row - Kris Lashbrook, Ty Klages, Alex Booher, Jonathan Lancaster, Sean Camerlin, Thomas Swartz, Blake Carpenter and Elisha Brown. (Not pictured are Trent Smith and Austin Thompson). See the complete story with results and more pictures on page 14.

Benefits of a student participating in TSA events include: the enhancement of technological literacy ad leadership skills; working on complex activities from start to finish; competing on local, state and national levels against and with other TSA members; and working with business and industry leaders.

The Tyler Consolidated High School TSA Chapter would like to offer their sincere appreciation to the Tyler County Board of Education, their teachers, families and the communities who support them every day.

“The students work hard, and it is because of the tremendous support they receive from those around them that they are able to see so much success. It truly is appreciated.”