On Saturday, April 17th, 14 students in the Dwight Morrow High School Comprehensive and the PreEngineering, Information Systems, and BioMedicine Academy programs traveled to the Technology Student Association's New Jersey State Conference to compete in an all-day event for high school students.
Five of the students (in photo) Han Choi, Philip Lee, Jeremy Palad, Ryan Pruitt, and Eugene Po - had spent months creating a children's story book focusing on STEM.
Their book, Finding Flash, won 1st place in the Children’s Stories category.
According to the conference rules, “Children’s Stories participants create an illustrated children's story of artistic, instructional, and social value. The story must have a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focus. It may be written in prose or poetry and take the form of a fable, adventure story, or other structure."
Other DMHS students such as Alessandro Lira, Ankit Shingala, Anne Wang, Asim Qureshi, Austin Fung, Chang Jun Park, George James, Kyle Castillo, Omar Salem, and Qaadir Khan attended the event to compete in the Animatronics, Biotechnology Design, Extemporaneous Speech, Prepared Presentation, Technology Problem Solving, and Webmaster events.
The Children’s Story team may be going on to more competitions, according to teacher Randy Sherry.
“We hope to be able to send them to further compete in the TSA National Conference in Nashville on June 28th, he says.
For over 30 years, the Technology Student Association has supported students and teachers in the advancement of technology education.
The TSA competitions aim at engaging students in activities that capture their imaginations and inspire them to be their best.