Brier Terrace Middle School hosted the regional Technology Student Association (TSA) competition on Jan.10 with students representing Edmonds, Lake Washington and Shoreline school districts. More than 75 students attended, making it the largest regional TSA competition in Washington State.
Brier Terrace was represented well in all challenges, with Brier Terrace students taking the top three places in the Structural Challenge: students Alec Matulka and Reece Newhouse took third place, Joanne Yi and Krithik Duraisamy were second, and Alex Kozorus and Andrew Steck came in first place.
In the Balsa Cube Challenge, Cole Johnston and Aidan Alderson from Brier Terrace nabbed third. In the third and final event, the Problem Solving Challenge, Michael Malysh and Minh Nguyen from Brier Terrace took second place.
WTSA Vice-President Haeley Johnston of Mountlake Terrace High School presented awards and invited all participants to attend the WTSA state conference to be held in Bellevue March 26-28.
The BTMS TSA advisors are Justin Alderson, Margaret Daniels, Todd Johnston, Nikki Longworth and James Sullivan. BTMS would like to thank teachers Abby Burton and Ryan Treadway for coming and helping make the day successful for all involved.
By Annika Prom and Marianne Nacanaynay
Brier Terrace Middle School students