The Harriton High School Technology Student Association (TSA) recently returned from four action-packed days of competition and leadership sessions at the 2019 Pennsylvania TSA State Leadership Conference at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, PA following an outstanding all-around performance from all of the participating students.
A total of 13 Harriton students returned to Rosemont as state champions after winning their individual and/or team events, including Max Harris, Ariadne Marg-Bracken Reese Lienau and Sarah Wi (Board Game Design); Francis Chalissery, Sam Catania, Emily Wright, Ari Beal, Julie Wright and Aditi Karhadkar (Chapter Team); Sarah Xi (Promotional Design); Francis Chalissery, Charisma Hassan, Tyler Weiss, Chad Coulter, Jacob Wanlewski and Sam Catania (SciVis); and Ari Beal, Sam Catania, Francis Chalissery and Charisma Hassan (Webmaster).
Along with Harriton's outstanding individual and team performances in the competitive events, the trip also featured several other shining moments for the Rams as they continued to demonstrate their deep involvement in TSA and commitment to service. Sam Catania, Charisma Hasan, Emily Wright and Benjamin Abt were each elected as the PA-TSA State President, Vice President, State Secretary and National TSA Reporter, respectively; the Rams created a new PA-TSA Special Interest Session as active members of the PA-TSA membership committee; and Ryan Kreiser, Kareem Majid, Zach Masterman, Ben Siderowf, Ron Nafshi, Cynthia DiPaula and Zach Manlin organized a video game tournament raising more than $500 for the American Cancer Society.
The Rams will now begin preparation for the National Conference, which will take place in June!
Congratulations to all of this year's award-winning students!
|Board Game Design||Max Harris, Ariadne Marg-Bracken, Reese Lienau, Sarah Xi||1st Place|
|Chapter Team||Francis Chalissery, Sam Catania, Emily Wright, Ari Beal, Julie Wright, Aditi Karhadkar||1st Place|
|Promotional Design||Sarah Xi||1st Place|
|SciVis||Francis Chalissery, Charisma Hasan, Tyler Weiss, Chad Coulter, Jacob Wanlewski, Sam Catania||1st Place|
|Webmaster||Ari Beal, Sam Catania, Francis Chalissery, Charisma Hasan||1st Place|
|Biotechnology||Sarah Xi, Ariadne Marg-Bracken, Emily Wright, Reese Lienau, Julie Wright||2nd Place|
|Children's Stories||Marina Burke, Sarah Xi, Emily Wright, Ariadne Marg-Bracken, Reese Lienau||3rd Place|
|Future Technology Teacher||Charisma Hasan||3rd Place|
|Safety Illustration||Reese Lienau||3rd Place|
|Chapter Team (Written)||Francis Chalissery||5th Place|
|On Demand Video||Sam Catania, Emily Wright, Max Harris, Tyler Weiss, Ari Beal, Julie Wright||6th Place|
|Logo Design||Reese Lienau||8th Place|
|Video Game Design||Miles Gee, Noah Braunfeld, Adam Xu, Justin Young, Jacob Wanleswki, Andrew Han||8th Place|
|Chapter Team (Written)||Emily Wright||8th Place|
|Animatronics||Sarah Xi, Ariadne Marg-Bracken||9th Place|
|Engineering Design||Marina Burke, Sofia Solon, Aditi Karhadkar||9th Place|
|Promotional Design||Francis Chalissery||9th Place|
|Elected PA-TSA State President||Sam Catania|
|Elected PA-TSA State Vice President||Charisma Hasan|
|Elected PA-TSA State Secretary||Emily Wright|
|National TSA Reporter||Benjamin Abt|