Leavenworth High School students recently competed in events at a Technology Student Association state conference. And they returned with a number of awards.

Leavenworth High School students recently competed in events at a Technology Student Association state conference. And they returned with a number of awards.

Ruth Striggow, a teacher who serves as an TSA adviser at the high school, said all 17 of the Leavenworth students who competed in events at the conference finished in at least the top five. And 15 of the students finished in the top three of events.

“I’m very pleased,” Striggow said. “I think they did very well.”

The state conference took place April 17-19 in Salina.

Teams and individual students who finished in the top three of events received plaques.

Leavenworth High School students who finished first in their events include Connor Engen, who took the top spot in a promotion design competition, and Will Franklin, who won a transportation modeling event.

Franklin said he created a model for a vehicle that uses maglev technology to transport people in an inner city environment.

He worked on the project ahead of the state conference.

Sisi Wang also took first place in a competition that required her to create a children’s book.

Wang, with Shanley Palmer and Morgan Johnson, also took first place in a fashion design competition.

The team created dresses inspired by the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

A team of Engen and Wyatt Langfoss also finished first in a structural design competition.

A team of Langfoss, Andrew Kohl and Josh Penrod finished second in a technology bowl competition. Franklin and his partner, Jacob Karrasch, came in second in a debate event. The team of Franklin, Langfoss and Karrasch also came in second place in an engineering design competition. Fiona Sole and Shayley Burrows took second place in a forensic science event. Johnson and Evan Berounsky came in second in the structural design event.

Angelica Ho-Olinger took third place in a digital video competition. Aubrey Williams and Ryleigh Burrows took third place in the forensic science competition. Wang and Johnson finished in third place in a technology problem solving event.

Striggow said all 15 of the Leavenworth High School students who finished in the top three of events are qualified to advance to a national TSA conference scheduled in late June in Washington, D.C.

It is not clear how many of the students will be making the trip this summer to the national conference.

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