Virginia TSA had a total of 68 top 10s at the TSA National conference

After a year of many virtual state events, Virginia TSA had a great showing at the first ever 2021 Virtual National TSA Conference during the month of June. Virginia TSA had 39 schools compete with 363 students and advisors taking part in the virtual event. There were 64 events that were open for participation at the National Conference and Virginia schools took first place in 12 of those events. Short Pump Middle School and Rachel Carson Middle School led the way taking first place in four events. Eagle Ridge Middle School had a first place with Mills Godwin High School, Harrisonburg High School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology bringing home the rest of the top spot hardware for the state.

Virginia TSA added six second place finishes and 12 third place trophies. Nine different schools placed in the top three in an event for Virginia TSA. Short Pump led the way in total podium finishes with 12, while Rachel Carson had seven and Holman Middle School brought home five. Altogether Virginia TSA received 30 trophies. Virginia TSA also had a total of 68 top 10s at the conference. The following breaks this down for the state.


Middle School

Biotechnology Design: 1st Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

9th Place: Mercer Middle School

CAD Foundations: 1st Place: Sreemayi Gangireddy, Short Pump Middle School

2nd Place: Hayden Williams, Short Pump Middle School

Career Prep: 1st Place: Sreemayi Gangireddy, Short Pump Middle School

Challenging Technology Issues: 1st Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

4th Place: Holman Middle School

Children’s Stories: 3rd Place: Holman Middle School

Coding: 4th Place: Short Pump Middle School

6th Place: Luther Jackson Middle School

7th Place: Mark Twain Middle School

Community Service Video: 3rd Place: E.B. Stanley Middle School

Construction Challenge: 8th Place: Holman Middle School

Cybersecurity: 3rd Place: Winston Wang, Rachel Carson Middle School

Data Science and Analytics: 3rd Place: Short Pump Middle School

10th Place: Holman Middle School

Digital Photography: 1st Place: Ryan Day, Eagle Ridge Middle School

8th Place: Hamsika Irukuvajjala, Rachel Carson Middle School

Essays on Technology: 7th Place: Amira Iqbal, Short Pump Middle School

8th Place: Sampriti Muthaswamy, Rachel Carson Middle School

Forensic Technology: 3rd Place: Short Pump Middle School

7th Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

Foundations of Information Technology (FIT): 2nd Place: Rutam Tasgaonkar, Short Pump Middle School

3rd Place: Om Tasgaonkar, Short Pump Middle School

5th Place: Tanvi Pushpala, Mark Twain Middle School

Inventions and Innovations: 6th Place: Tuckahoe Middle School

Junior Solar Sprint: 2nd Place: Short Pump Middle School

Mass Production: 3rd Place: Holman Middle School

Mechanical Engineering: 10th Place: Holman Middle School

Medical Technology: 3rd Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

10th Place: Short Pump Middle School

Microcontroller Design: 6th Place: Luther Jackson Middle School

7th Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

Off the Grid: 7th Place: Short Pump Middle School

Prepared Speech: 1st Place: Sampriti Muthuswamy, Rachel Carson Middle School

3rd Place: Naomi Amhayes, Holman Middle School

5th Place: Dishita Keswani, Short Pump Middle

Promotional Marketing: 1st Place: Nikhil Binoy, Short Pump Middle School

2nd Place: Juliana Ransom, Holman Middle School

STEM Animation: 3rd Place: Short Pump Middle School

5th Place: Blacksburg New School

Tech Bowl: 3rd Place: Short Pump Middle School

Technical Design: 1st Place: Short Pump Middle School

VEX IQ Challenge: 2nd Place: Holman Middle School

Video Game Design: 3rd Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

Website Design: 1st Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

6th Place: Luther Jackson Middle School


High School

Animatronics: 6th Place: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

9th Place: Stuarts Draft Middle School

Biotech Design: 1st Place: Mills E. Godwin High School

CAD Architecture: 8th Place: Spencer Emler, Grassfield High School

Chapter Team: 8th Place: Abingdon High School

Children’s Stories: 5th Place: James Madison High School

9th Place: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Cybersecurity: 7th Place: Rock Ridge High School

Data Science and Analytics: 10th Place: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Debating Technological Issues: 1st Place: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Digital Video Production: 5th Place: Deep Run High School

Essays on Technology: 1st Place: Anish Aradhey, Harrisonburg High School

10th Place: Isabelle Michalski, Grassfield High School

Geospatial Technology: 10th Place: Mills E. Godwin High School

IT Fundamentals: 7th Place: Vaibhav Vasudevan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Music Production: 2nd Place: Kettle Run High School

6th Place: Harrisonburg High School

Prepared Presentation: 5th Place: Anish Aradhey, Harrisonburg High School

Promotional Design: 5th Place: Alyssa Manalo, Deep Run High School

Transportation Modeling: 7th Place: Rithwik Erabelly, Chantilly High School

9th Place: Eric Li, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


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