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Grandview High School students tops in technology

Twenty-two students from Grandview High School were among a record 6,836 students from the United States and Germany who participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference from June 27 to July 1 in Washington D.C. The conference featured challenging activities that fostered personal growth and leadership development, as well as a variety of competitive events in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.

314 Cropped Camilla Hallin 1st place promotional graphics.jpgFive Grandview students made the Top 10 in their events. Congratulations to:
•    Camilla Hallin, first place, Promotional Graphics
•    Braden Moore, fourth place, Technology Bowl (written)
•    Cory Morales, fifth place, CAD Engineering
•    Tim Fromme, sixth place, Technical Sketching
•    Braden Moore, Camilla Hallin and Bryce Raymond, sixth place, Technology Bowl

The students had to qualify for nationals at the Colorado TSA conference in February. In most events, they had to make a formal presentation in front of a judge. In addition to the technical knowledge students gain from putting their presentations and projects together, they also gain important life skills.

“The students develop a lot of self-confidence,” said Michelle Moore, the Grandview TSA advisor and a concurrent enrollment specialist for Cherry Creek Schools. “They also develop and demonstrate teamwork. The students encourage and help each other even if they’re competing against one another.”

Participating in TSA also gives students opportunities to cultivate leadership skills and participate in community service activities. In order to be part of TSA, students must take one or more technology-related courses, which are offered through the Cherry Creek Schools Career and Technical Education Department. Those courses cover subjects ranging from architecture and aviation to biotechnology and engineering design.

Participating in TSA can also give students an edge when it comes to college admissions.

“Colleges like to see TSA on applications,” Moore explained. “They’re looking to see if you’re a member of a national organization where you really had to put in the time and demonstrate commitment and leadership.”

Moore said the students who attended the TSA National Conference represented Grandview, Cherry Creek Schools and Colorado very well.

314 Cropped braden moore.jpg“As the Colorado TSA president, Braden Moore carried the Colorado flag in the opening ceremonies and introduced Colorado on stage during one of the main sessions,” said Moore. “I'm proud of all of them!”

--Posted August 26, 2014.

Posted 8/26/2014 3:39 PM
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