South Fayette student places high at national technology competition
A South Fayette High School student has set a precedent.
Cara Price, who just started her sophomore year, clinched a second-place showing at the 35th annual Technology Student Association's national competition in Orlando, Fla.
“This is the first time that I've ever had a ninth-grader go this far and do this well,” said TSA team coach Brian Garlick. “She has set the bar very high for future ninth-graders.”
To compete in the national event, Price had to surpass thousands of students at the regional and state levels.
She was one of 24 students from South Fayette who competed at the state level at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Garlick said this was the largest group of students from the district to make it to the state competition.
Price, who declined to be interviewed, came straight from middle school to the high school, participating in engineering programs, said Maureen Pedzwater, a now-retired career coordinator who worked with Price.
“As a rising 10th-grade student, Cara has proven herself,” Pedzwater said.
Price came in second in the category of promotional graphics. Music was the theme of her project. Garlick said Price showed potential when she joined the 40 students who participated in the South Fayette chapter of TSA.
“She chose to join the club because of an interest in the wide variety of topics and challenges she can try,” Garlick said. “It has a curriculum that focuses on science, technology, education, and math, and she's phenomenal in all of those subjects.”
About 50,000 people, including teachers, parents and students, attended the nationals from June 28 through July 2. This was the largest TSA competition since the organization started 35 years ago as a group to promote students' aptitude for science and technology.
David Paulk is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5804 or email@example.com.
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