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2009 TSA National Conference

Denver, Colorado

June 28 - July 2, 2009

     

This year’s national conference took place at in the beautiful Mile High City of Denver Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Hotel and the Colorado Convention Center.   The Sheraton Devner is located on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in the heart of downtown Denver, near lots of great shopping, restaurants, and activities. The hotel is three and a half blocks from the Colorado Convention Center, within walking distance of the Denver Art Museum and the State Capitol, and just minutes from the Pepsi Center.  Students also enjoyed an outdoor all-season heated swimming pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art fitness center. WV TSA students had opportunities to visit the beautiful surrounding Colorado mountains.  

The conference took place over a five-day period from June 28th-July 2nd.  West Virginia TSA members flew to Denver.   Most arrived around noon on June 28th and immediately began exploring the hotel, pools, game-room and Denver attractions. Our first night began with the mixer, where we exchanged pins with 48 other states and danced the night away.

Competition started bright and early the next day, and continued fast and furious for the next three days. We had a few evenings off, and advisors planned trips for students to more Denver attractions. 

Among general sessions, competitions, trips, and great food, students had a great time! By the end of the conference, everyone was exhausted! West Virginia was proud to have 12 finalists and two trophy winners!

 

Send pictures to Kathy Gillman to have them posted.

Photo Gallery

Middle School

Event

School

Name

Placement

Digital Photography Challenge

South Morgantown Middle

 

Erica Yohn

8

System Control Technology

Clay Co Middle

Team:

Brian Sizemore

Holly Cogar

Eliza Cercone

8

 

High School

Electronic Game Design

Tyler Consolidated

Team:

James Morris

DJ Haynes

 

10

Essays on Technology

Valley High

Breanna Nolan

 

9

Medical Technology

Morgantown High School

Team:

Chris Gay

Megan Foster

 

10

Prepared Presentation

Morgantown High School

 

Stephen Semmens

 

2nd Place

 

SciViz

Morgantown High School

Team:

Chris Gay

Megan Foster

 

10

System Control Tech

Morgantown High School

Team:

Adam Reese

Clayton Davis

Micah Allen

 

7

Technology Bowl

Written

 

Tyler Consolidated

Patrick Foley

3rd Place

Technology Bowl

Oral

 

Tyler Consolidated

 

Team:

James Morris

Cullen Grover

Patrick Foley

 

1st Place

Technology Dare

 

Philip Barbour

Team:

Kody Shaffer

TC Howell

 

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