Northern Cambria students compete in TSA regionals

Courtesy photo Northern Cambria Middle School students that competed at the Technology Student Association Regional Competition on Feb. 4 include (from left): front row — Issabell Smith, Peyton Myers, Angelina Duriez, Nathan Bolvin and Caleb Born; middle row — Logan Parrish, Lauren Daisley, Alyssa Delosh, Jacob Paronish, Logan Keith, Xander Dolansky and Chris Yahner; back row — CJ Booterbaugh, Matt Abrams, Austin Birchall, Dylan Delozier, John Yahner, Ethan Ludwig, Adam Bachik, Luke Tomallo and Samantha Frantz. Absent from photo are Alex Snyder and Trace Chordas.

SPRING MILLS — Twenty-two students from Northern Cambria Middle School traveled to Penns Valley High School on Feb. 4 for the Technology Student Association (TSA) Region 8 Competition.

This was the first time the middle school has participated in the competition.

By the end of the competition, 10 middle school students had placed in the top three, qualifying them for the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association State Conference, to be held in April at Seven Springs Resort, Champion.

Qualifying students include:

n Alyssa Delosh, who placed first in the Children’s Stories competition.

n Peyton Meyers, Chris Yahner, Nathan Bolvin and Logan Parrish, who finished first in the Junior Solar Sprint competition with the solar car they designed.

n John Yahner and Caleb Born, whose bridge earned them first-place honors in the Problem-Solving competition.

n Jacob Paronish and Ethan Ludwig who placed second in the Problem-Solving competition.

n Chris Yahner and Jacob Paronish, who placed second and third, respectively, in the Dragster competition.

n Xander Dolansky, who placed third in the Flight competition with his balsa glider.