WHS advances to Technology Student Association state contest

Waxahachie High School students in the Technology Student Association competed in the North Central Texas TSA Virtual Regional Conference and Contest and qualified for state. 

WISD students who participated made a statement with their projects and hard work. Many of these students/teams put in 100 plus hours on the different projects that were submitted, and it shows in the results below. Students who placed in first, second, and third qualified to compete at the state level.

National Qualifying Events

1st Place

  • Bio-Technology Design Team — Nicole Holmberg, Dhruval Rangrej and Joseph Jimenez

2nd Place

  • Coding — Gabriel Crockett and Carlos Ortiz
  • CIM — Computer Integrated Manufacturing - William Leonhardt & Michael Leonhardt
  • On-Demand Video Team — Emma Sears-Nash, Isaac Major, Nicole Holmberg and
  • Dhruval Rangrej

3rd Place

  • Chapter Team — Philosophy Smith, Kadin Vire, Nicole Holmberg, Ethan Holmberg, William
  • Leonhardt and Caleb Linsenbardt
  • Children’s Stories — Kadin Vire, Matthias Colvard and Nicole Holmberg
  • Structural Engineering Design Team — William Leonhardt & Michael Leonhardt 

Unique to Texas Events

1st Place

  • CNC/CAM [OTHER] 3D Printer/Rapid Prototype — Braden Nance
  • Manufacturing Woodturning Pen — Philosophy Smith
  • High School Written Exam — Garrison Escobar
  • Graphic Solutions - Technology Problem Solving — Philosophy Smith
  • Graphic Solutions - Engineering & Design — Dhruval Rangrej
  • Graphic Solutions - Manufacturing — William Leonhardt
  • Graphic Solutions - Biotechnology — Nicole Holmberg

2nd Place

  • Manufacturing Wood Turning Pen — Caleb Linsenbardt
  • Graphic Solutions - Technology Problem Solving — Caleb Linsenbardt
  • Graphic Solutions - Engineering & Design — Joseph Jimenez

3rd Place

  • Manufacturing Wood Turning Pen — Ethan Holmberg
  • High School Written Exam — Matthias Colvard
  • Graphic Solutions - Manufacturing — Ethan Holmberg
  • Graphic Solutions - Biotechnology — Kadin Vire

Other students who competed at the Regional Conference were:

  • 4th Place CAD Engineering — Braden Nance
Students who qualified for the TSA State Conference and Contest will travel to Fort Worth on April 20-23 to test their skills against top competitors. WISD proudly supports these students, teachers, and organizations. 

For more information about the TSA program at WHS, email Shyla Vire or Jim Parker or call 972-923-4614.