High School Students Compete at State TSA Conference

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students recently won awards at the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Conference which was held April 13-16, 2016, at the Seven Springs Conference Center. The Fox Chapel Area first place winner was junior Jeremy Rodrigues and the second place winners were juniors Jeremy Rodrigues and Jonathan Monroe. Jeremy and Jonathan have advance to the national competition which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 28-July 2. Additional Fox Chapel Area finalists earning fourth-tenth places were: seniors Daniel Beluk, Jacob Caruso, Ishan Khatri, Jonathan Monroe, and Jacob Smith; juniors Erik Bothe, Sean McCoy, Mackenzie Myers, and Juliette Naugle; and sophomores Elizabeth Mountz and Jorgen Wu.

Founded in 1978, TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The state conference culminated with an awards banquet during which many students were recognized for their achievements.