Students from across Delaware represented the state as part of the Delaware Technology Student Association at the 39th annual National Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.
In total, 172 students from Delaware competed in 127 individual and 115 team events that were focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Delaware students competed amongst 8,000 international finalists in events such as computer-aided design; dragster design; engineering, inventions and innovations; leadership strategies; manufacturing prototype; on-demand video; promotional graphics; structural engineering; system control technology; video game design; vex robotics website design and more. At the June 25 awards ceremony, Delaware students received national recognition in their respective events.
Brandywine School District’s P.S. duPont Middle School and Caesar Rodney School District’s Caesar Rodney High School were named for Chapter Excellence. John Singer, of P.S. DuPont Middle School, and Roger Seedorf, of MOT Charter High School, were named as Chapter Advisers of the Year
Students from Delaware were recognized with the Gold Leadership Achievement Award. Those honored included: Jonny Bui, Sherry Kumar and Thomas Canning from Caesar Rodney High School; Connor Wagaman from Brandywine’s Concord High School; Amrutha Veeramachineni, Anya Dougherty, Jemi Chan, Joshua Shasanmi and Shayla Modi from Red Clay Consolidated School District’s H.B. duPont Middle School; Alex Argo from Lake Forest School District’s Lake Forest High School; and Tyler Rouwhorst from MOT Charter School.
Competitive contest results include: first place, website design, Postlethwait Middle School; second place, essays on technology, P. S. duPont Middle School; second place, problem solving: H.B. duPont Middle School; second place, tech bowl, written, P. S. duPont Middle School; third place, digital video production, Caesar Rodney High School; third place, extemporaneous speech, Charter School of Wilmington; third place, technology bowl, written high school, Newark Charter High School; fourth place, challenging technology issues, P. S. duPont Middle School; fourth place, technology problem solving, Concord High School; fifth place, website design, Cab Calloway School Of The Arts; sixth place, system control technology, P. S. duPont Middle School; sixth place, tech bowl, oral middle school, P. S. duPont Middle School; eighth place, future technology teacher, Charter School of Wilmington; eighth place, mass production, Cab Calloway School of the Arts; ninth place, flight endurance, Charter School of Wilmington; 10th place, challenging technology issues, Postlethwait Middle School; 10th place, problem solving, P. S. duPont Middle School; and 10th place, promotional design, Alexis I. du Pont High School
Delaware schools that competed at the conference included Alexis I. Du Pont High School, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Caesar Rodney High School, Charter School Of Wilmington, Concord High School, Fifer Middle School, Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, H.B. duPont Middle School, Henry C. Conrad Schools Of Science, Indian River High School, John Dickinson High School, Lake Forest High School, MOT Charter School, Newark Charter High School, P. S. duPont Middle School, Postlethwait Middle School, Seaford Senior High School and Sussex Central High School.
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