Lobo tech teams triumph at Nationals
Longview High School technology and engineering students finished at or near the top of eight different categories during the Technology Student Association's national competition July 2 in Nashville.
Finishing first in the country was the LHS Chapter Team of Ejehi Ihionkhan, Levi Grant, Uwa Ihionkhan, Stephanie Guck, Brady Miller, and Krisana Yuen.
Winning silver in Children's Stories competition was the team of Christopher Guck, Naomi D’Arbell, Rutvi Patel, Anthony Castillo, and Alexander Lammers.
Taking third place in Photographic Technology was LHS junior Daniele Farren.
Other results from the National TSA Contest in Nashville include:
- 6th Place, Manufacturing Prototype: Nitin Rangu, Soumya Donty, Krisana Yuen, Trevor O’Connor, Ben Taylor, Sam Pistone.
- 8th Place, Engineering Design: Daniel Bally, Rutvi Patel, Christopher Guck, and Neal Rangu.
- 9th Place, Biotechnology Design: Soumya Donty, Krisana Yuen, Kathryn Roper, Samantha Taylor, Surya Donty, and Uwa Ihionkhan.
- 9th Place, Prepared Presentation: Payton Schaap.
- 10th Place, Chapter Team (Written Test): Levi Grant, Sophomore.
The Technology Student Association is a national nonprofit organization of middle and high school students who engage and compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. About 32,000 students in Texas take part in TSA.
More than 50 LISD students traveled to Nashville for nationals after finishing among the best at state meets last month. Longview High School sent 25 students to the national competition, while Foster sent 33.
Career Technology instructor Charles Mosley praised his students' long hours and hard work. LISD Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox echoed Mosley's sentiment, adding that such accomplishments would be impossible without "the support of education professionals like Mr. Mosley, and the many parents of our community who passionately support these exceptional young people."