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Manatee County School Wins First Place At National Technology Competition

Southeast High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) team proved itself worthy of a championship crown when the 18-member team won six first place, three second place and two third place awards at the 31st Annual TSA National Conference in Denver, Colo. The Manatee County school finished as Florida’s top high school at the conference.

In Denver, Southeast’s TSA team entered 25 out of 37 high school competitions offered at the Annual TSA State Conference, and finished in the Top 10 in 20 competitions with a total of 71 student finalist positions.

At the Florida TSA State Conference in Orlando last April, the Southeast team won the distinction of becoming Florida’s number one high school at the after winning 12 first place, seven second place and four third place awards, a state TSA record.

Southeast’s “One Company Racing” Formula One In Schools team finished in third place and had the fastest time down the track and quickest reaction time. The team’s robot “Angelina III,” which holds a three-time Florida TSA State Championship record, won in the Radio-Controlled Transportation category. Other firsts include Architectural Model, Construction Systems, Imaging Technology, On Demand Video and Technical Sketching.

Technology Student Association is a national co-curricular organization active at the middle and high school levels across the United States. Its mission is to prepare students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving skills that result in personal growth and opportunities.

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