Students from Mountlake Terrace High School and Brier Terrace Middle School enjoyed an exceptional weekend at the 32nd annual WTSA (Washington Technology Student Association) State Conference, bringing home numerous awards and, for one Mountlake Terrace student, a new title of State President.
MTHS Junior Haeley Johnston was elected to the position of student association President, an office that she will hold during the 2015-16 school year. Johnston has been serving as the group’s Vice-President this year; during the 2013-14 school year Johnston held the officer position of Reporter.
Johnston is the only Edmonds School District student to hold an office position in the state association.
Johnston was also one of 10 MTHS students to win or place in various high school competitions held at the three-day state conference in Bellevue Mar. 26-28. Johnston took home the top prize in the Career Prep event; MTHS students Connor Ebright and Jonathan Thiem earned the first place award in Structural Engineering and Design.
More than two dozen Brier Terrace Middle School students picked up awards in the middle school/junior high competitions. Event winners included Alec Matulka, Themba Kimani, Reece Newhouse, Krithik Duraisamy, Charles Fritz and Josh Paul in Inventions and Innovations; Trevor Doan, Nolan Degarlis, Josh Paul and Andrew Steck in Junior Solar Sprint; Aidan Alderson, Cole Johnston and Meghan Park in Leadership Strategies; and Reece Newhouse in Digital Photography.
The 2015 WTSA State Conference drew almost 800 students from 70 schools throughout the state of Washington.
MTHS results, WTSA State Conference
CAD 3D Engineering:
4th Place: Caleb Sill
1st Place: Haeley Johnston
2nd Place: AsiaLee Donnelly
2nd Place: AsiaLee Donnelly, Paxtyn Merten, Kathleen Cram, Netania Rivera
Debating Technological Issues:
2nd Place: Haeley Johnston, Joey Owens
Essays on Technology:
4th Place: Kathleen Cram
Structural Engineering and Design:
1st Place: Connor Ebright, Jonathan Thiem
Silver Achievement Award: Jacob Dodd, Jake Peters, AsiaLee Donnely
BTMS results, WTSA Conference, Mar. 26-28
3rd Place: Cole Johnston
4th Place: Tiia Freeman
1st Place: Reece Newhouse
2nd Place: Tony Le
4th Place: Matthew Khajepour
5th Place: Tiia Freeman
Essays on Technology:
3rd Place: Reiden Chea
4th Place: Ariba Janoo
Inventions and Innovations:
1st Place: Alec Matulka, Themba Kimani, Reece Newhouse, Krithik Duraisamy, Charles Fritz, Josh Paul
3rd Place: Reiden Chea, Jacob Knight, Tiia Freeman, Andrew Steck
Junior Solar Sprint:
1st Place: Trevor Doan, Nolan Degarlis, Josh Paul, Andrew Steck
2nd Place: Themba Kimani, Reece Newhouse, Charles Fritz, Alec Matulka
3rd Place: Tiia Freeman, Jacob Knight, Reiden Chea, Krithik Duraismy
4th Place: Aidan Cullen, Meghan Park, Ariba Janoo, Lukas Malins
5th Place: Aidan Alderson, Cole Johnston, Donald Strohl, Matthew VanCampen
1st Place: Aidan Alderson, Cole Johnston, Meghan Park
5th Place: Joanne Yi, Angelina Tang, Reece Newhouse
3rd Place: Themba Kimani, Alec Matulka
4th Place: Joanne Yi, Krithik Duraismy
5th Place: Charles Frtiz, Trevor Doan