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TSA excels at state competition

TSA competed at the Colorado State Technology Student Association from Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25. There were  48 students from LHS that competed at the meet.

Every year, state takes place at the Denver Tech Center Marriott. The meet has become so large with various high schools and middle schools that other hotels had to be used in order to accommodate everyone.

Those who made it to finals will compete against others from all over the country at nationals in June. This year the national conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia .

This year was different because instead of awarding overall team awards, TSA honored schools with community service recognition.

LHS has historically done very well in TSA and this year was no different. Senior Pieter Van Leeuwen won first place as part of the Silent Movie team and On Demand Video team. Other strong showings were in Rat Trap, Photographic Technology, and the Global Logistics team. LHS also took home nine gold medals, the most out of all the high schools.

“I started doing TSA in sixth grade at the middle school level and I think it’s amazing how much it has changed from back then and the level of work people put into it,” said Van Leeuwen.

STEM students work on their projects(for some that is multiple projects) from the beginning of the school year up until the end of February when they compete in the events against kids from all around the state.

State was truly a success for the entire team as all their hard work was recognized over the weekend and some students will continue that on the national level.