Mountlake Terrace HS, Brier Terrace MS students attend technology conference

Mountlake Terrace High School award winners.
Mountlake Terrace High School attendees.

Students from Mountlake Terrace High School and Brier Terrace Middle School joined more than 600 others from 50 schools at the 31st annual Washington Technology Student Association (WTSA) State Conference on March 27-29 in Bellevue. The event included numerous competitions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, from which many MTHS and BTMS brought home awards.

The MTHS students were led at the conference by staff advisor Mark Burbank; the BTMS students were advised by Margaret Daniels, Todd Johnston and James Sullivan with assistance from teachers Ryan Treadway and Kim Hunter, and retired teacher Mike Larson.

WTSA State Conference competition awards – MTHS recipients
Jonathan Theim, 1st Place in Technical Sketching; 2nd Place in Dragster Design
Haeley Johnston, 1st Place in Career Preparation
AsiaLee Donnelly, 2nd Place Career Preparation
Paxtyn Merten, 2nd Place in Essays on Technology
AsiaLee Donnelly and Paxtyn Merten, 2nd Place in Technology Problem Solving
Connor Ebright and Jonathan Theim, 3rd Place in Structural Engineering
AsiaLee Donnelly and Paxtyn Merten, 3rd Place in Debating Technological Issues
Jessica Phung and Alisi Mudaliar, 3rd Place in Manufacturing Protoype

Jessica Phung and Kathleen Cram were presented with the TSA Silver Achievement Award for recognition of their excellence in the areas of leadership, understanding technology, school/community service, and career/personal planning

Haeley Johnston was elected to serve as Vice President of the WTSA Officer Team representing the 4000 TSA members in the state

Brier Terrace Middle School students.
Brier Terrace Middle School students at the conference.

WTSA State Conference competition awards — BTMS recipients
Justin Ong, 1st Place in Career Preparation
Marika Jamtaas, 2nd Place in Career Preparation
Marika Jamtaas, Brandon Elias, and Ryan Coffman, 2nd Place in Leadership Strategies
Olivia Olson and Justin Ong, 1st Place in Structural Engineering
Olivia Olson and Justin Ong, 2nd Place in Go-Green
Ryan Coffman, Brandon Elias, Jake Peters, 1st Place in Inventions and Innovations Anthony Tran and Daniel Orsborne, 2nd Place in Structural Engineering
Themba Kimani, Reece Newhouse, Matthew Hipolity-2nd Place
Prepared Speech: Olivia Olson-1st Place

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