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SCW TSA cleans up at Tidewater Regional Fair

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Members of the St. Clare Walker Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) team include, front row from left, Jack Graulich, Kenneth Beam, Tyler Radabaugh, Jack Ruark, Chloe Hodges and Cole Radabaugh; back row, TSA advisor Matthew Short, Brooke Daniel, Kevin Horton, Jeffrey Jones, Jerry Lindsey and Andrew Hudson.

Eleven St. Clare Walker Middle School students competed in the Tidewater TSA Regional Fair, hosted at St. Clare Walker Middle School on March 2. Ten additional Tidewater Region middle schools competed for titles at the event.

The following St. Clare Walker Middle School students ranked in the top 10 and were recognized at the Tidewater Region awards ceremony:

Chloe Hodges and Jeffrey Jones received first place, Kevin Horton and Andrew Hudson received second place, and Brooke Daniel and Cole Radabaugh received fourth place in the Tidewater Region for Challenging Technology Issues. Participants worked in teams of two individuals to prepare and deliver an extemporaneous, debate style presentation on a spontaneously assigned technological issue.
Kevin Horton received third place in the Tidewater Region for Digital Photography. Participants produced an album consisting of color or black and white digital photographs that represent or relate to a chosen theme. The theme for 2013 was “TSA, Organized Chaos.”

It is now time to prepare for the state competition for Virginia. “Technosphere” will be held in Richmond on May 3-5. Students who placed in the top three at the regional fair will compete against other regional finalists from around the state in those events. TSA members also will get to compete in new events that are not available at the regional fair.

The students are hopeful to place at the state competition and to be invited to the national event later this year in Orlando, Florida.

Matthew Short, TSA advisor for St. Clare Walker Middle School, said he is proud of the many accomplishments of the students and is encouraged for the future of the Middlesex TSA chapters.

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posted 03.13.2013

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