The Technology Education department is pleased to announce the results from the 37th Annual Technology Student Association (TSA) PA States Leadership Conference. The conference was held April 15-18, 2015 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA.
We are pleased to inform you that forty-four members of our local Ambridge Area High School Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) placed in the top ten and captured seventy-two individual and team awards! There were 1740 total students in attendance; a total of 1145 high school students from 84 high school chapters from across the state competed alongside 44 middle school chapters bringing 595 students.
Sophomores, Korryn Zanella’s and Megan Huey’s, qualifying entries in the PA-Biomedical Essay Contest were awarded cash prizes. Zanella won a check for $50 for her first place entry and Huey won a check for $35 for her second place entry. Additionally, Huey was a state finalist as she placed tenth for her essay.
Seniors, Jesse Karshin, Noah Hartman, Mitch Brewer and junior, Jon Munk, eachwon a $750 Scholarship from Johnson and Wales University for placing second in the TSA VEX robotics competitive event. Senior, Alexandra DeMarco won a $750 Scholarship from Johnson and Wales University for placing second in the promotional graphics competitive event.
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Jacob Giles, a sophomore at Ambridge Area High School has been selected to represent Pennsylvania as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Giles joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Jacob was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation's youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus. The Summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 28 to July 3, 2015.
Time to vote for the Congressional Art Contest sponsored through the office of Keith Rothfus. The winner will receive a $3000 scholarship and their artwork will hang for the year in the Capitol rotunda in Washington D.C. This year, 25% of the judging will be done through online voting.
Design.Create. Team Work. Problem Solve. That is what one-hundred and twenty five middle through high school students were excited to do as they showed off their robots in a VEX Competition at Ambridge Area High School. The competition took place on Thursday, March, 26, 2015 in the high school gym. Schools from the local area and neighboring states registered to compete. There were 10 high school teams present: Ambridge HS (3), BioMed Science Academy, OH (1), Central Catholic (4), Liberty High (1), and Shaler (1). There were 15 middle school teams: Ambridge (3), Central Valley (6) and North Allegheny (6).
The High school challenge was the VEX Skyrise. Teams had to design and build their robot to be no larger than 18” x 18” to start and then be able to remote control it for 2 mins. The object is to score points by placing the cubes and yellow skyrise sections in scoring areas. Each team was able to play 10 matches, randomly paired alliances. The results from the competition are: Ambridge 5014H, Ambridge 5014Z, Liberty High 9502, Ambridge 5014T, Central Catholic 6995, Central Catholic 6995B, BioMed Science Academy 926, Central Catholic 6995D, Shaler 1175S, and Central Catholic 6995C.
The Middle School Challenge was the VEX Highrise. Teams had to design and build their robot to be able to move or pick up blocks and place them in scoring areas. Extra points were scored by the teams (two randomly paired robots) that could make towers of colored-blocks within the 60 second of gameplay. The individual teams were able to challenge others about 10 times throughout the day. The results are: North Allegheny 200B, North Allegheny 10673, Ambridge A, North Allegheny 10840A, Central Valley B, North Allegheny 10673B, Central Valley E, Central Valley F, Central Valley A, Ambridge B, North Allegheny 200A, North Allegheny 10840B, Ambridge C, Central Valley D, and Central Valley C.
The event was hosted by Ambridge Area High School Technology Education/TSA teachers, Mrs. Kristin Holmes, Mr. Benjamin Holmes and Mr. Jason Roos. This was the 2nd VEX event hosted at Ambridge. It is simply great to see the kids excited about robotics and helping each other along the way! Many of these teams will be competing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort April 15-18, for one last time at PA TSA (technology student association) States. Good luck teams and hope to more teams next year for more VEX robotics fun! For more details on vex robotics please visit the Vexrobotics.com website!
Ambridge High School teams:
(1st) 5014H: Jesse Karshin, Noah Hartman, Jon Munk, Mitch Brewer