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SHS Students Experience the Thrill of Competition, Virtually!

Even as schools have been closed, a group of Selah High School students were still inspired to share their vision as they expeCongratulations to Selah High School TSA students who competed virtually during state competition. rienced the thrill of competition, virtually, and competed in the Washington Technology Student Association competition.

During a virtual remote contest held this past weekend, 11 Viking students showcased their abilities and followed this year’s contest theme Inspire a Shared Vision, as they earned honors in the state event. 

In a change to the usual competition format because of statewide school closures due to the Coronavirus, this year students videoed their personal projects from home and then uploaded the finished pieces into Dropbox for judging.  Additionally, even with this year’s reformatted conference, students still participated by watching the opening session, business meeting, and awards ceremony through Facebook Live.

Congratulations to all Selah students for their extra work during this year’s contest reconfiguration!  Also, congratulations to Kaitlyn Kinley for her first place finish in the competition category, Future Technology Teacher, and to Kaitlyn Kinley and Tessa Fresco for their second place finish in the classification, Children’s Stories. The robotics portion of the contest will be held when school resumes.  The students are advised by Selah High School Teachers, Geoffrey Anderson and David Alvarez, who said all students worked hard this year as they advanced to the state competition. 

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a non-profit national student organization.  Its mission is to inspire its student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture. The TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of student interested in technology and takes the study of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) beyond the classroom to challenge participants.