Students Win Awards at TSA State Leadership Conference
Published April 11, 2023
Students from Page High, Ravenwood High and Legacy Middle returned from the Tennessee Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Conference with several awards and titles.
From Ravenwood High, Adwit Satyawadi, Swayam Batra, Sashank Dara, Jo Jamullamudi, Srikar Kusumanchi and Aneek Polepalli placed first in the VEX Robotics competition. Their classmates, Malvika Rao, Aditi Jindal and Prisha Shethia, won the Audio Podcasting category, and Seshadithya Saravanan won the Future Technology and Engineering Teacher category. Teams that placed high enough are eligible to compete in the National TSA Conference this summer. In addition to those awards, RHS sophomore Yug Patel was elected Tennessee TSA President for the 2023-24 school year.
"Our Ravenwood TSA students dedicated many hours preparing for the conference," said RHS TSA adviser Jeremy Paisley. "We are fortunate to have many of our members place in several events, especially since this is only our second year of establishment."
Paisley was also selected as the TSA High School Adviser of the Year.
"It was an honor for me to be nominated and selected," he said. "As a school organization, we are excited about more students participating in this program and developing post-secondary and work-readiness skills."
Page High students placed second in four categories in the competition, which also makes those students eligible for the National TSA Conference. The Page High TSA adviser is Jay Emmons.
Legacy Middle had numerous first-place winners, including Krishna Deepak in Career Preparation; Abby Everett and Malenda White in Challenging Technology Issues; Charlie Burke, Cade McReynolds, Tucker Mize, Logan Rivers and Maverick Rupert in Inventions and Innovations; Matthew Clements, Krishna Deepak, Dash McLeod and Lleyton Taylor in the Junior Solar Sprint; Daniel Baugh, Dash McLeod and Kai Schwab in Mass Production; Emily Chambless in Promotional Marketing; and Logan Rivers and Kai Schwab in Technical Design. These students, as well as several of their classmates, are eligible for the National TSA Conference. Their advisers are Robert Baltz and Amber Whiting.
Congratulations to the students listed below, who placed within the top three in their category.
Debating Technological Issues
- Second: Aditi Bindra and Aparna Bindra
Digital Video Production
- Second: Mykayla Conlee, Shruthi Mogan, Shruthika Kakumani, Janvi Vashishta, Shamyukta Dintakurthy and Aparna Bindra
- Second: Erica Bowman
- Second: Bailey Murray
- First: Malvika Rao, Aditi Jindal and Prishna Shethia
- Third: Ritisha Pradeep, Alyssa Patel, Anshika Prasad, Jinny Kim and Harshita Nallaka
- Second: Varsha Dara and Onella Sharma
Future Technology and Engineering Teacher
- First: Seshadithya Saravanan
- Second: Koushik Sanjay Saravana Kumar
- Second: Rijul Tandon and Pranav Vijayand
Video Game Design
- Third: Adwit Satyawadi, Jack Mitchell, William Parodi and Pranav Vijayand
- First: Adwit Satyawadi, Swayam Batra, Sashank Dara, Jo Jamullamudi, Srikar Kusumanchi and Aneek Polepalli
- Third: Abby Everett, Jarrah Grosser and Caroline Scogins
- First: Krishna Deepak
- Second: Nikhil Mistry
Challenging Technology Issues
- First: Abby Everett and Malenda White
- Second: Ritika Bharathan and Nikhil Mistry
- Second: Emily Chambless, Edie Chapman, Krishna Deepak, Nikhil Mistry, Mikayla Pouncey and Chris Wright
- Third: Jarrah Grosser, Savannah Mangrum and Mikayla Pouncey
Data Science and Analytics
- Second: Ritika Bharathan, Ben Crim and Varenya Nemmani
- First: Malenda White
Essays on Technology
- Third: Emily Chambless
- Second: Henry Slusser
- Third: Levi Weckman
- Second: Varenya Nemmani and Malenda White
Inventions and Innovations
- First: Charlie Burke, Cade McReynolds, Tucker Mize, Logan Rivers and Maverick Rupert
- Third: Daniel Baugh, John Breen, Dash McLeod, Joel Parker, Kai Schwab and Lleyton Taylor
Junior Solar Sprint
- First: Matthew Clements, Krishna Deepak, Dash McLeod and Lleyton Taylor
- Third: Ritika Bharathan, Abby Everett, Varenya Nemmani and Malenda White
- Second: Daniel Baugh, Matthew Clements and Rohan Gunasekar
- Third: Ben Crim, Mary Hanahan and Nikhil Mistry
- First: Daniel Baugh, Dash McLeod and Kai Schwab
- Second: Emily Chambless, Edie Chapman and Krishna Deepak
- Third: Ben Crim, Mary Hanahan, Savannah Mangrum and Mikayla Pouncey
Off the Grid
- Second: Ritika Bharathan, Edie Chapman, Krishna Deepak, Abby Everett, Mary Hanahan and Varenya Nemmani
- Third: Tucker Mize, Logan Rivers, Kai Schwab and Levi Weckman
- Second: Savannah Mangrum
- Third: Cade McReynolds and Tucker Mize
- First: Emily Chambless
- Second: Nikhil Mistry
- Second: Ben Crim, Rohan Gunasekar and Malenda White
- Third: Jarrah Grosser and Caroline Scogins
- Third: John Breen, Liam Evitts and Levi Weckman
- First: Logan Rivers and Kai Schwab
Video Game Design
- Second: Daniel Baugh, Matthew Clements, Dash McLeod, Kai Schwab and Lleyton Taylor