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SCW wins at TSA State Technosphere Conference

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Members of the St. Clare Walker Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) team are, from left, Jackson Murray, Jackson Kiland, Tanner St. Louis, Erik Graulich, Victoria Dunham-Quigley, and Catalina Warren.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) gives members opportunities for leadership and personal growth in all areas of technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Through TSA’s regional, state, and national competitions, members can challenge themselves in over 60 different categories in middle and high school. These competitions stress the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts, leadership, and presentation skills.

On May 4-6, five St. Clare Walker (SCW) Middle School TSA members competed at the Virginia TSA Technosphere 2018 State Leadership Conference at the Hampton Convention Center. The purpose of Technosphere is to bring together like-minded, self-driven students who are passionate about technology and STEM education to one large conference to help focus their interests through related competitions and leadership.

Even SCW advisor Matthew Short came home with some trophies for first place in Advisor Glider, and first place in Advisor Outlaw Dragster. He designed and built a dragster that raced down the 65 foot track in 0.507 seconds at an average speed of 88 miles per hour.

Short said he is proud of the many accomplishments by the SCW students and is looking forward to the future of the SCW TSA Chapter.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 05.09.2018

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