TSA teams win medals at regional technology competition
Teams from South Lenoir High School and Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School earned medals in competition with schools from across the eastern half of North Carolina at Friday’s NCTSA Eastern Regionals in Goldsboro.
In the middle school competition, Zachary Owens of Contentnea-Savannah finished first in the Flight event, in which students had to design, build and fly a wooden model airplane. Points were earned for air time. They also had to complete a portfolio with technical drawings and test flight information.
CSS teammates Allison Manning and Rebecca Cornelison won a second-place medal in Children’s Stories, a competition that requires students to create an illustrated children’s story that incorporated educational and social values. This year, students had to create a pop-up book with a specific environmental theme.
South Lenoir students Luke Yarber and Parker White took third place in the High School Technology Bowl event and teammates Billy Hinson and Ashton Williams finished third in High School Technology Problem Solving.
In Technology Bowl, teams complete a written test in order to qualify for head-to-head question-answer competition. Technology Problem Solving requires competitors to develop a solution to a problem using limited materials and tools.
Also representing the South Lenoir TSA chapter, making only its second trip to the annual regional competition, were Ashton Heath and Billy Hinson. Chapter advisor is Gwen Boney.
Stephanie Harrell advises the TSA chapter at CSS.
Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students who are enrolled in or have completed technology education courses. It sponsors competitions in STEM-related events on the regional, state and national level. The NCTSA Eastern Regionals was held at Wayne Community College for high schools and middle schools from counties east of Guilford.
(Top) CSS winners Rebecca Cornelison, Allison Manning and Zachary Owens.
(Below) South Lenoir team, from left, Ashton Heath, Luke Yarber, Ashton Williams, Parker White and Billy Hinson.