TSA captures third place team trophy
The Prairie High School Technology Student Association club captured third place at the Idaho TSA Convention in Rexburg on March 12 – 14. Eight students from Prairie attended the convention at BYU of Idaho, along with approximately 175 other students from around the state.
Steve Baerlocher received 1st in the Computer Generated Safety Poster, Steve and Kyle Holthaus received 1st in Structural Engineering, and Garrett Workman and DJ Walker received a 1st place in Electronic Systems Custom Design.
2nd place winners were Eric Daly in Dragster Design, Kyle, Steve, Eric and Chance Ratcliff with their Architectural Model, Kyle and Steve in Construction Technology, Garrett, DJ and Silas Whitley in Technology Bowl, and Steve and Eric in Manufacturing Open Class.
Mitch Jungert received a 3rd place in Manufacturing Open Class, and Mitch and DJ received 3rd in Structural Engineering.
All the boys made and entered cars in Dragster Design, Structural Engineering and Problem Solving, Steve and Eric designed and made cars in the Design Vehicle event, Eric, Chance, Steve and DJ entered the Computer Generated Safety Poster, Eric sent in his resume in the Job Interview event, Garrett and Silas made rubber band powered airplanes in the Flight Endurance event, and Garrett entered in the electronic systems demonstration event.
This years structural engineering event had participants make a tower between 8 and 14” tall. The problem solving event participants had to build a gravity powered vehicle to travel the farthest distance using a water bottle and a variety of other materials, the architectural model had to house a freestanding emergency clinic. Eric and Steve made a clock, Mitch made a creeper, and Garrett and DJ made a vest for troops that would tell the individual and a medic where the person was wounded.
Roger Holthaus and Rick, Laurie, and Tyler Workman helped drive the vans and get the students to the event, and even helped with some of the events, while Mr. Richardson had to attend meetings and run events. Their help, as well as George Hager’s, was invaluable to the students before the convention here at home and at the convention.
We can be very proud of the students while attending the convention and at the hotel. They displayed very good character. This is the second time the club received third place since the club has started. Mr. Richardson is very proud of the students and their accomplishments.