JMS wins championship at State TSA Conference; 10 JHS students qualify for nationals

StateTSATeam24ALTOONA, Ia. (April 10, 2024) — JMS students won the middle school chapter championship at the Iowa Technology Student Association (TSA) spring state conference at Adventureland Resort this week, while 10 JHS students competing in nine events qualified for the national TSA conference, June 26-30 in Orlando, Florida.

Jonston Middle School students competed in 14 events and placed in the top three in every event except one.  That earned them the title of middle school chapter champions at the State TSA Conference. In addition, JMS student Ethan Huebbe was elected to the state officer team for the upcoming year.

Meanwhile, 28 Johnston High School students completed in more than 30 STEM events. Ten of those students competing in nine events qualified for the national TSA conference, June 26-30 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, two JHS students — Advik Bajpai and Shreyas Shrestha — were elected to the state officer team. JHS student Maanit Sheth is the outgoing president.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) fosters personal growth, leadership and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions and related programs.

Johnston is home to a former national president of the Technology Student Association: Esha Bolar, a 2023 JHS graduate. Here are results from this week’s State TSA Conference:IMG 9718

Johnston Middle School

  • Challenging Technology issues: 1st place– Krish Bolar and Syon Aggarwal
  • Chapter Team: 1st place- Ethan Huebbe, Manasavi Dhanekula, Evitt Fitzgerald, Saanvi Chintamanani, Gus Kirwan, Ishaan Suyal
  • Children’s Stories 1st place-Manasavi Dhanekula and Saanvi Chintamanani
  • Community Service Video: 1st place-Krish Bolar, Ethan Huebbe, Gus Kirwan, Coen Prevett, Corey Quiles-Anderson, and Evitt Fitzgerald
  • Digital Photography: 1st place- Kyrabella Plante, and 3rd place-Syon Aggerwal
  • Dragster: 1st place- Coen Prevett, and 3rd place-Gus Kirwan
  • Forensic Technology: 2nd place-Evitt Fitzgerald and Gus Kirwan
  • Mechanical Engineering: 1st place-Evitt Fitzgerald, Coen Prevett, and Corey Quiles-Anderson
  • Prepared Speech: 1st place-Krish Bolar
  • Problem Solving: 1st place- Gus Kirwan and Coen Prevett, 2nd place– Ethan Huebbe and Evitt Fitzgerald
  • Promotional Marketing: 1st place-Kyrabella Plante and 2nd Place-Syon Aggarwal
  • Strucutral Engineering: 1st place– Gus Kirwan and Ethan Huebbe and 2nd place– Manasavi Dhanekula, Saanvi Chintamanani
  • Website Design: 1st place-Krish Bolar, Syon Aggarwal, Ishaan Suyal

Johnston High School

The following JHS students qualified for the national TSA conference, June 26-30 in Orlando, Florida.IMG 9726

  • Board Game Design– Caroline Throener, Meri Tyler
  • Coding – Shreyas Shrestha, Henry Zou
  • Debating Tech Issues– Advik Bajpai, Alan Qi
  • Dragster – Maanit Sheth, Sid Rajkumar
  • Extemp – Alan Qi , Caroline Throener
  • On Demand Video– Kathir Kalyanaraman, Shreyas Shrestha
  • Prepared – Alan Qi
  • Structure – Austin Ngo, Meri Tyler
  • Tech Bowl – Sid Rajkumar, Maani Sheth, Caroline Throener