SEATAC Harrison and Sierra Vista Middle School Technology Student Association teams made a great showing at the Washington State Technology competition held during spring break March 28-30, at Doubletree SeaTac, announced team advisor Darla Van Corbach.
The teams earned enough points to move on to Nationals to be held in Washington, D.C.,” she said, adding this is the second time for some of the team members to qualify for Nationals.
Last year, Joaquin Garibay, Patrick Wise, Anthony Ventura and Anna Quintero advanced to the National TSA contest held in Atlanta, Ga.
This year, the technology students competed in 36 middle school competitions.
Wise competed in six events and Garibay competed in five, earning second place in three of the contests – Stem, Systems Control and Tech Bowl.
“The days were long,” said Wise, who took many breaks to sleep, but there were some extracurricular activities.
“It was fun,” Wise added of the three-day event.
“We were the readiest of our team, we woke up extremely early, because some of the competition started at 7:30 a.m. with the latest ending about 8 p.m.,” Wise explained.
Winners and categories are as follows:
Inventions and Innovations
First place: team Anna Quintero, Sarah Raihl, Harry Raihl and Kristin McCardle.
First place: team Calvin Copenhaver, Brian Lopez, and Cain Rodriguez. Second place: team Anthony Ventura, Patrick Wise and Joaquin Garibay.
Second place: team Anthony Ventura, Patrick Wise and Joaquin Garibay.
Second place: team Fabian Macias, Angel Gonzales, Patrick Wise and Joaquin Garibay. Sixth place: team Anna Quintero, Kristin McCardle and Harry Raihl.
Fourth place: Anna Quintero and Kristin McCardle. Tenth place: Alex Ramirez and Fatima Estrada.
Fifth place: team Anna Quintero, Sarah Raihl, Kristin McCardle and Harry Raihl.
Eighth place: Sarah Raihl.
Seventh place: Patrick Wise and Joaquin Garibay.
Eighth place: Veronica Gonzalez and Angel Gonzalez.
Essays on Technology
Sixth place: Anna Quintero. Tenth place: Veronica Gonzalez.
Eighth place: Veronica Gonzalez. Ninth place: Bryan Vigil. Tenth place: Fatima Estrada.
Video game design
HMS ninth place: Patrick Wise, Fabian Macias, Joaquin Garibay and Angel Gonzalez. SV tenth place: Cain Rodriguez, Calvin Copenhaver and Brian Lopez.