Woodstock HS students show off some of the trophies they won at Georgia’s Technology Student Association State Conference.
Woodstock High School engineering and technology Career Pathway students recently won statewide honors and office and are advancing to Nationals!
Thirty-five Woodstock HS students competed at Georgia’s Technology Student Association State Conference, at which this year 2,700 students from across the State competed in technology and engineering contests. Students who place are invited to attend the National Conference, at which students from the U.S. and other countries including Turkey and Germany come to compete; this year, Nationals will be held in June in Atlanta. Also during the State conference, Woodstock HS junior Greg Carroll was elected the State Vice President and sworn into office.
Woodstock HS junior Greg Carroll, right, is sworn into office as State Vice President of Georgia’s Technology Student Association at the State conference.
Woodstock HS students who placed and move on to Nationals are:
first place, Biotechnology: L.T. Heber, Malachi Brewer, George Saunders, Walter Saunders and Drew Mathena; and third place, Animatronics: Anna Mitchell, Colton Clanton, Sam Skillman, Corey Darko and Matthew Tressler
Three Woodstock HS teams placed in the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science) competition, which includes a multiple-choice test, an essay, and a problem solving challenge. The 11th- and 12th-grade Team A took first place in the State, while Team B took third place. The 9th- and 10th-grade Team took first place in its division. By placing in the top three, all three earned a spot to compete at Nationals.
Team A members are: Preston Alsup, Gregory Carroll, Andy Jiang, Julia Litrel, Reese Mallory, Dylan Mason, Toral Patel and Katelyn Provost. Team B members are: Jack Bortle, Nayeli Perez-Soto, Anna Mitchell, Kyle Pederson, Colton Clanton, Maeve Levreault-Lopez and Matthew Garcia. Ninth- and 10th-grade team members are: Felipe Duque, Abigail Halls, Briston Green, Hayden Johnson, Valerie Cournoyer, Carly Henderson, Owen Mason and Elizabeth Mitchell.
Teacher Karen Zayance is the team’s sponsor and recently was elected to the TSA Board of Directors. In her new role as a Board member, she will assist in the planning and production of the TSA’s four State conferences held annually. The Board works with TSA’s staff by establishing policy, direction and managing competitive events. She and her students will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board’s May 3 meeting.
Woodstock HS TEAM competition members who placed at State and are headed to Nationals include, from left to right, front row: Nayeli Perez-Soto, Toral Patel, Julia Litrel, Anna Mitchell, Katelyn Provost, Dylan Mason, Preston Alsup, Reece Mallory, Maeve Levreault-Lopez, Andy Jiang; back row: Valerie Cournoyer, Greg Carroll, Carly Henderson, Jack Bortle, Felipe Duque, Abi Halls, Briston Green, Hayden Johnson, Elizabeth Mitchell, Colton Clanton, Matthew Garcia, Owen Mason and Kyle Pederson.