Leavenworth High School students recently competed in events at the Technology Student Association State Conference. And they returned with several first-place finishes as well as multiple second- and third-place finishes.

Leavenworth High School students recently competed in events at the Technology Student Association State Conference. And they returned with several first-place finishes as well as multiple second- and third-place finishes.

"They did fabulous," said Ruth Striggow, a Leavenworth High School teacher and TSA adviser.

She said this is the best showing TSA students from Leavenworth have had at a state conference in a while.

Ten students from Leavenworth High School attended the conference, which took place March 28-30 in Salina. Of the 10 students, nine have qualified to compete at the national conference in June in Atlanta.

The Leavenworth students competed in about 20 science, technology, engineering and math-related events.

Senior Ashley Dunivan took first-place in a STEM careers competition.

Dunivan also placed first in an engineering computer-aided design competition. Junior Will Franklin placed second in the same event.

"So we took first and second in that," Striggow said.

Franklin took first place in a transportation modeling event.

Senior Jonathan Downs placed second in a coding event.

Downs also took second place for extemporaneous speech. Junior Jacob Karrasch placed third in the same event.

Dunivan took second place for a prepared presentation event. And she had a third-place finish for photographic technology.

Junior Jack Roberts placed third in a flight endurance competition.

Leavenworth students also competed in several team events. Dunivan and senior Daniel Lentz took first-place as teammates in an architectural design event.

Dunivan and junior Conner Engen placed first in a computer integrated manufacturing competition. The team of Franklin and junior Chase Mack placed second in the same event.

Engen and Lentz also placed first as a team in a technology problem solving event.

The team of Franklin and Karrasch finished second in a debating technology issues event. Franklin, Karrasch, Roberts and Dunivan also took second place for fashion design and technology, according to Striggow.

Roberts and sophomore Garrett Westbrook earned a second place finish in a structural design and engineering competition.

In addition to individual and team awards, the contingent of Leavenworth High School students also received a Chapter of Excellence Award. The award recognized the students for community service.

Striggow said TSA students from Leavenworth High School raised more than $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Striggow said Dunivan is serving as the TSA state president this year. During the recent conference, three other Leavenworth students were elected to state officer positions for the following school year.

Franklin was elected to the position of treasurer. Karrasch will serve as reporter, and Roberts was elected as a representative.

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