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Technology students win awards

By Staff Reports
Published in News on April 13, 2009 1:41 PM

Students from three area schools recently participated in the 30th annual North Carolina Technology Student Association state conference in Greensboro, bringing home several trophies and awards.

Norwayne and Eastern Wayne middle schools, and Eastern Wayne High competed against 700 students from across the state in group and individual events.

The Norwayne Middle chapter, with 11 students, brought home a first-place trophy and are now qualified to move on to the national conference in Denver, Colo. The June 28-July 2 competition will feature an estimated 5,000 students from the U.S., Puerto Rico and Germany.

Norwayne also won one of the state's most honored awards, TSA Chapter of the Year for Middle School.

Eastern Wayne Middle and Eastern Wayne High TSA chapters also won second and third place awards in the state competition.

Other results include the following:

Norwayne Middle

First place chapter team: Myra Waheed, Rachel Jackson, Ricky Tharrington, Cierra Harris, Sydney Langley and Cady Sheeks

Prepared speech: Myra Waheed

Dragster design: Ricky Tharrington

Communication challenge: Rachel Jackson

Technical design challenge: Lee West

Flight challenge: Jackson Yelverton

Second place: Payton Anders, Cady Sheeks, Ricky Tharrington, Forrest Honeycutt, Myra Waheed, Addison Vail, Hope Trent, Crystal Maye, Matt Balance, Jeff Balance, Ben Munoz, Ryan Fallows, Evan Trent, Sydney Langley and Lee West

Third place: Payton Anders, Cady Sheeks, Myra Waheed, Cierra Harris, Forrest Honeycutt, Addison Vail, Rebecca Pate, Jackson Yelverton, Cody Garris and Rachel Jackson.

Eastern Wayne Middle

Second place systems control technology: Michael Pugh, Emily Bae and Raheem Forsythe

Third place: Emily Bae and Raheem Forsythe

Eastern Wayne High

Second place chapter team: Leslie Cox, Deborah Doran, Zach Green, John Mitchell, Andy Wagner and Tyler Worrell

Third place: Tyler Worrell and Zach Green