Technology Student Association (TSA) chapters from across the state recently attended the 2022 Oklahoma TSA State Leadership Conference. The Edmond TSA chapters from the following schools took 90 students and six advisors to the Oklahoma TSA State Leadership Conference: Cheyenne Middle School, Heartland Middle Schools, Sequoyah Middle School, Summit Middle School, North High School and Santa Fe High School.

The conference, which drew more than 1,600 middle and high school students and volunteers, was held in Norman. Students competed in more than 70 events in architecture, construction, leadership, computer science, information technology, CAD, inventions and innovations, problem-solving, dragsters, robotics, research and more.

Awards were presented to the top three in each event. The following students qualified to compete at TSA Nationals in Dallas, TX in June:

  • Cheyenne MS: Emma Britton, Jake Burkala, Kody He, Rina Iyer, Jett Sewell, Gabe Sexton, and Peter Terekhov
  • Heartland MS: Roopan Aravindan, Jacob Haymore, Blake Jockson, Norah Morrison, Ashat Na-Allah, Logan Rozon, Cyrus Vij, and Claire Wayment
  • Sequoyah MS: Cole Battiste, Jett Doskow, Roman Edwards, Brody Garrelts, Kylie Jones, Rohan Kamdar, Alex Love, Sam Montgomery, Coen Papin, Jeremy Pena, Larsen Ramsey,
    Zachary Rosa Berrios, Noah Santos, and Robert Wright
  • Summit MS: Kidthuusan Birenda, Aks Dalavayi, Sahana Hiremath, Arastu Manral, Zaiden Nethery, Caden Phillips, and Jacob Wilson
  • North HS: Wenddy He, Lauren Patton, William Rhee, Olivia Seo, Asbahh Talal, Andy Tran, Kathy Tran. and Austin Vinall
  • Santa Fe HS: Ahmad Choudhary, Adediji Fakeye, Neha Guruswamy, Abigail Hall, William Jiang, Susan Luc, Peyton Mahan, Varsha Nair, Aaron Pan, Siven Panda, Brandon Robertiello,
    Andrea Shah, Siddhartha Sureban, Ibrahim Taha, Elijah Wei, and Enoch Wei

In addition, The Edmond TSA Chapter at Santa Fe High School was recognized as Oklahoma TSA’s Outstanding High School Chapter for this year. This is the second time that this chapter has received this award since its inception.

“After more than two years, I was so glad that our Edmond TSA students had the opportunity to compete at the Oklahoma TSA State Conference in person this year,” SFHS TSA advisor and computer science teacher Susan James said. “Many of the competitors had not had the opportunity to compete with their chapters until this competition season.  I am proud to have had so many students who successfully competed and quite a few who are now looking forward to a trip to Dallas in June to compete at the national level.”

Oklahoma TSA serves more than 19,000 members in more than 150 local chapters in middle schools and junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Its mission is to enhance personal development, leadership and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math through extracurricular activities, competitions and related programs.