Friendswood High students win big at state tech meet
Technology Students Association at Friendswood High School won a state meet in Waco, and several students advanced to the national competition June 21 to June 25 in Nashville.
The animatronics group, made up of Kelsey Long, Zach Brinkman and Jonathan Munoz, won Best in State. The three have qualified for nationals. Kelsey Martin placed second in State for his career comparisons project and has also qualified for the national competition.
Blake Crawford won Best in State for Electronic Flight. Zach Brinkman won first place for production of a logic circuit. John-Daniel Ryan won first place for his wood bridge kits. Ben Burdick for air foil design and Justin Steel for robotics also won first place spots.
Munoz won Best in State for vehicle restoration. Carl Edeen won first place for recycled materials chair prototype. In wood turning, Kristen Wankowski won first place in pen and second place in bowl, and eighth in State for construction renovation.
Blake Crawford won second in State for R/C car racing. The robotics team, made up of Wes Moncreif, Evan Requardt, Dustin Brown and Erik Spong, placed second. Julie Rogers won second place for photography and fourth in architectural model.
Alex Glibert, Emily Irby, Michael Waldheim, Veronica Laza, Vanessa Martinez, Michael Presley, Zac Masters, Colton Hunt, Brent Walker, Aaron Walker, Mitchell Mills, Maddie Nichols, Jared Niland, Noah Peden, Collin Roundtree and Cooper Dixon all participated as well.
Friendswood High School is located at 702 Greenbriar Ave. in Friendswood.
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