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BCMS Technology Student Association (TSA) excels at State Conference
BCMS Technology Student Association (TSA) excels at State Conference

Students from Bala Cynwyd Middle School recently participated in the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association's (TSA) Annual State Conference as more than 2,300 students, advisors and guests from across the state gathered at the Seven Springs Resort in Champion, PA for this four-day event.

The Knights have been working diligently throughout the year in preparation for the conference and their hard work paid off as Bala Cynywd's 32 participating students amassed an impressive 31 top-ten finishes, including seven first-place, three second-place, and three third-place trophies. For their efforts, the students also earned the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the National TSA Conference to be held June 22-26. Congratulations, Knights!

1st Place

BiotechnologyKrzysztof Jarocha, Eric Nie, Nicolas Stoios, Kenta Tsukamoto
Electrical ApplicationsMiles Bertrand, Justin Yi
Medical TechnologyPhillip Gao, Eric Nie, Mona Vakil, Jonathan Xu
Technical DesignNina Aagaard, Noa Cutler
Website DesignRyan Hillis, Eric Nie, Jack Shapiro
PA Safety IllustrationNina Aagaard
Chapter Team - WrittenEric Yang

2nd Place

STEM AnimationMatthew Eichen, Phillip Gao, Krzysztof Jarocha, Jon Miller, Jon Xu, Eric Yang
Tech BowlNina Aagaard, Noa Cutler, Mona Vakil
Chapter Team - WrittenMona Vakil

3rd Place

Chapter TeamPhillip Gao, Ryan Hillis, Mona Vakil, Jon Xu, Eric Yang, Bowen Ying
CodingRyan Hillis, Eric Nie
Chapter Team - WrittenPhillip Gao

4th Place

Electrical ApplicationsNathan Cengel, Matthew Eichen
Inventions & InnovationsLior Cohen, Eli Gordon, Nicholas Stoios, Kenta Tsukamoto, Mona Vakil

5th Place

CodingJack Shapior, Mona Vakil
Construction ChallengeCrosby Johnson, Ethan Rabbino, Gideon Wolf, Brian Yi
Essays on TechnologyJonathan Xu
Microcontroller DesignKrzysztof Jarocha, Mona Vakil, Justin Yi
Off the GridNina Aagaard, Noa Cutler, Marius d'Herve, Matt Eichen, Phil Gao, Josh Sultanik
Promotional MarketingNoa Cutler
PA RoboticsMatthew Eichen, Jack Shapiro, Josh Sultanik
Chapter Team - WrittenJonathan Xu

Other Top-Ten Finishes: Phillip Gao, Eric Yang, Justin Yi, Bowen Ying, Mike Aizenberger, Mark Lancaster, Oliver Nickerson, Krzysztof Jarocha, Ryan Hillis, Jonathan Xu, Noa Cutler

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA's membership includes over 200,000 middle and high school students in over 2,000 schools spanning 49 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.

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