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FCPS Students Earn Awards at National TSA Conference

More than 28 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) middle and high school students won awards at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference, held recently in Nashville.

A Lake Braddock Secondary School team captured first place at the middle school level in the Environmental Focus category. Team members Jason Bard, J.R. Cabansag, and Abdullah Choudhury submitted a project focused on light pollution and how it impacts people’s ability to see the stars and wildlife, and its health risks. The team worked with professionals in the science community and created a website dedicated to raising awareness.

Also winning awards at the middle school level were:

*Pranay Singh of Carson Middle School, second place in Career Prep and sixth place in Essays on Technology.

*Thuy-vi Nguyen of Frost Middle School, second place in Essays on Technology.

*Deanna Meyer of Robinson Secondary School, second place in Transportation Systems.

*Asha Krishnakumar of Frost Middle School, third place in Career Prep and tenth place in Communication Challenge.

*Carson Middle School team, third place in Construction Challenge.

*Rohan Pandit of Carson Middle School, third place in Tech Bowl (written).

*Raksha Pothapragada of Carson Middle School, fourth place in Communication Challenge.

*Sashank Thupukari of Carson Middle School, fourth place in Electrical Applications and fifth place in Tech Bowl (written).

*Shawn Jassal of Franklin Middle School, fifth place in Career Prep.

*Carson Middle School team, fifth place in Leadership Strategies.

*Truman Heberle of Franklin Middle School, fifth place in Technical Design.

*Carson Middle School team, seventh place in Tech Bowl.

*Frost Middle School team, seventh place in Problem Solving.

*Herndon Middle School team, eighth place in Video Game Design.

*Carson Middle School team, ninth place in Challenging Technology Issues.

*Frost Middle School team, ninth place in Website Design.

*Quinn Dawkins of Franklin Middle School, tenth place in Technical Design.

*Lake Braddock Secondary School team, tenth place in Leadership Strategies.

*Teams from Carson, Franklin, and Irving Middle Schools, tenth place in Global Manufacturing.

Winning awards at the high school level were:

*Robinson Secondary School team, second place in On Demand Video.

*Robinson Secondary School team, second place in System Control Technology.

*West Springfield High School team, third place in Manufacturing Prototype.

*Angela Roller of West Springfield High School, fourth place in Extemporaneous Speech.

*Woodson High School team, seventh place in Fashion Design.

Complete results can be found at http://www.registermychapter.com/tsa/nat/results.aspx.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, nonprofit organization for middle and high school students with a strong interest in technology.