TSA students compete, recognized for success

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Photo courtesy of Seth Shantz

Members of TSA at the Valley Regional Fair hold their awards from the competition.

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor

Students from the TSA chapter competed at the Virginia TSA Valley Regional Fair on Saturday, Mar. 5. The students competed against their peers and led their region through positions on the Valley Regional Council. 

 

Results:

Senior Bethany Hinshaw placed first and senior Owen Johnston placed second in Engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD). 

Seniors Sam Rooker, Micah Cessna, Owen Johnston, sophomores Alex Emigdio-Torres and Jack Rooker placed first in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

Sophomores Ashley Huang and Jesse Kreider placed third in Debating Technological Issues.

Junior Niranjan Aradhey placed first in Dragster Design. 

Junior Anish Aradhey placed first in Essays on Technology. 

Senior Sam Rooker placed first and sophomore Ashley Huang placed second in Extemporaneous Speech.

Senior Jill Yoder placed first in Flight Endurance. 

Senior Bethany Hinshaw placed third in Photographic Technology.

 

Sophomore Jesse Kreider was happy placing third in his category. 

“[The Debating Technological Issues category] is a really short debate, about two minute speeches and a period to ask questions in the middle of it. [Our category was] remote learning in K12 education. I’m quite happy with [placing] third, it’s my first year doing TSA and debate, so I was kind of surprised to get it,” Kreider said. 

Additionally, the students who served on the regional council this year were recognized at the fair. Their accomplishments this year include working to develop a fall leadership conference, regional fair and programs to build the chapter back up after the past year online. 

 

Titles:

2021-2022 Regional Parliamentarian: Bethany Hinshaw

2021-2022 Regional Historian: Sam Rooker

2021-2022 Regional Reporter: Anish Aradhey

 

Senior Bethany Hinshaw served as the Regional Parliamentarian this year for her last year in the high school chapter. 

“This is my seventh year doing TSA. I’ve always wanted to be a regional officer, so it was a real honor to be able to do that this year as my final year. I’m definitely going to miss it, but I’m [also] getting to the point where I’m ready to move on,” Hinshaw said. 

Junior Anish Aradhey won the only contested office at the event. Aradhey will be serving as the 2022-2023 Valley Region TSA Vice President.

President, senior Evelyn Sprague, led the TSA chapter to competition at the fair and will lead the team again in May at this year’s state fair, Technosphere, in Hampton Roads, VA.