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BHS students' innovation and success
Innovation leads to positive change and better, more efficient methods of working on a variety of projects that have to do with the technology dependent world we live in today.
In February, Brighton High’sTechnology Student Association (TSA) competed at the state conference in Denver. The conference is dedicated to students enrolled in engineering and technology education programs and promotes technical literacy and leadership with their student membership and prepares chapter members to be successful inventors, designers, creative problem-solvers, and responsible citizens and leaders in a technological society.
Although TSA programs are typically thought to be focused towards students interested in STEM, that is not always the case. “TSA provides a different kind of competition than I thought it would be,” said first year club advisor, RaJean Tiffany. “It isn’t only about robotics, programming, and engineering, but it has many other appealing competitions that you can participate in. A wide variety of students can be involved in this.”
Some examples of the different areas this competition includes are coding, giant jenga, drag racing, underwater robotics, bridge building, fashion design, photography, comic book design, and board game design. Depending on the competition, students can compete individually or in teams.
This year, one of the teams from Brighton High placed third at state for fashion design and qualified to go to nationals this summer. Fashion design competitors had to tailor their own dress to wear and model on a runway using the theme of space as their inspiration. Students prepared up to three months for the competition.
Brighton TSA students have all had positive takeaways from this experience. “I love the community that TSA builds. We are one big team even if we are competing on our own or with other students,” said junior treasurer of the club, Tristan Sorenson “At the conference, everyone is focused on supporting one another. Everyone is devoted to their competitions just as much as the next person. Each one of us is able to take our own creative liberties and decide what to do with them.”
Brighton High TSA students are the innovators of their own success and learning. They chose to be challenged and are pushing themselves to understand and positively change the technical world we are all a part of.