This past Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Goochland Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) team competed at the state conference. Over 2,000 students participated in the event and it was a great experience for our team. Four students attended the conference and as a team entered the Junior Solar Sprint event. Students designed and constructed a solar-powered model car using a specific motor and solar panel. The students put in countless hours after school designing and problem solving. They used unique industry software to draw their design and used the Maker Bot 3D printer to make their design a reality.
Out of 20 total entries, the team of sixth graders ranked 5th: Hunter Clark, James DeLouche, Austin Payne and Conner Speight .
TSA is a extremely competitive event and even placing top ten at the state conference is a huge milestone that can often take several years for a chapter to accomplish. We offer our sincere congratulations to these students and their teacher, Mr. Bouwens, on this amazing success!