HHS TSA team wins state awards

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Members and advisers from the Hillsboro High School TSA were in Colby last week for state-level competitions. Pictured are: back row (from left) Merlin Funk, Mickey Harvey, Landon Herbal, Neal Kaiser; front row, Nick Mueller, Dakota Langley, Brandon McMillen, Creigh Bell. Not pictured are Evan Just and Isaac Leihy, the new Kansas TSA vice-president. Courtesy Photo.

The Hillsboro High School chapter of Technology Students Association competed at the state level Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Colby.

In Flight Endurance, out of 35 entries, Nicholas Mueller placed first, Brandon McMillen second, Landon Herbel third, Isaac Leihy fourth and Evan Just fifth for a clean sweep of the event. Just was a defending national champion.

In Dragster Design, out of 48 entries, Mueller placed first, Neal Kaiser second, Just fourth and McMillen fifth.

In Structural Engineering, out of 47 entries, the team of Kaiser and Just placed first, better than tripling second place with a bridge that held 193 pounds.

In Problem Solving, out of 54 entries, the team of Kaiser and Mueller placed fifth.

In Radio Controlled Transportation, out of nine teams, McMillen and Dakota Langley placed second. The results are under review, due to a possible inaccurate point distribution.

The first and second place competitors in the state events qualify to compete in nationals this summer in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to competing, Leihy was elected vice-president for Kansas TSA, and HHS instructor Creigh Bell was elected to the board of directors.

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