LHS students attend State TSA Convention
Eight students from Linton Public School’s Technology Education program recently competed at the State Technology Student Association (TSA) Convention, which was held March 18 and 19, at the Best Western Plus Seven Seas Hotel in Mandan.
Participating from Linton High School were Erik Holzer (son of Paul and Jill Holzer), James Schmaltz (son of Brian and Mary Schmaltz), Garret Roemmich (son of Troy and Jennifer Roemmich), Kyle Masset (son of Tina Arnts- Masset), Jordan Hulm (son of Virgil and Laura Hulm), Wyatt Nagel (son of Vern and Shar Nagel), Anthony Schumacher (son of Mike and Kathy Schumacher), and Brandon Oien (son of Kevin and Mary Oien). LHS Technology
Education Instructor Bruce Hase is the advisor for the Linton TSA Chapter.
The students entered various competitions in which they award the top three. If students place in the top two in their event, they are eligible to compete in the National TSA Convention, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., this summer. Third place is an alternate.
In the Structural Engineering Competition, participants work as part of a two-person team, on-site with supplied materials, to build a model of a structure that is destructively tested to determine design efficiency. This year’s structure was to construct a box girder beam.
TheteamofKyleMassetand Anthony Schumacher placed third. Garret Roemmich, Erik Holzer, Wyatt Nagel, James Schmaltz, Brandon Oien and Jordan Hulm all participated in the category, but did not place.
Linton had three participants in the Flight Endurance competition, where participants analyze flight principles and then construct a rubber band-powered model aircraft. Garret Roemmich, Kyle Masset and Jordan Hulm all participated, but did not place. All of the students also participated, but did not place, in the Technology Bowl, which is a written, objective test.