tsa_2009_national_team.jpgEight Stanwood High School students recently took part in the 31st Annual Technology Student Association National Conference in Denver, CO.  These students competed in a series of competitions to demonstrate their Technical and Leadership Skills.  Stanwood High School was well represented and placed in the top ten in two events:

Scott Weisse and Garrett Schorsch took 2nd Place in Agriculture and Biotechnology Design.  For this contest they researched the engineering and benefits of Green Roofing, created a display and model, then presented their project to a panel of judges.
Dan McGlinchy and Garrett Schorsch took 6th place in Construction Systems.  In this contest they completed a written test on the construction industry, then in the finals were asked to complete a non-site construction problem.
In addition to these competitive event results Tyler Erickson, Cale Kaufman, Colton Sanford, Colton Schorsch, Scott Weisse, and Mason Wrolstad each received the Gold Achievement Award for their accomplishments in the areas of leadership development, understanding technology, school/community service, and career/personal planning.  Also Cale Kaufman, Colton Sanford, and Mason Wrolstad were inducted into the Technology Honor Society.
To complement all of the accomplishments of our students, Stanwood High School teacher and Washington TSA’s State Advisor, Ross Short, was honored as the State Advisor of the Year by the Technology Student Association.  This award is presented each year to one State Advisor in the country for their work in promoting TSA and coordinating the State Association’s activities throughout the year.