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State Championship Trophies, Multiple Top-Placements Awarded to Hart County TSA

A pair of TSA State Championship trophies are coming home to Hart County after the Hart County High School TSA team notched several big finishes at the state conference this past weekend.


Students from across the state, from schools of all sizes, attended the Georgia Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Conference from March 15-18 at The Classic Center in Athens. The Hart County High School and Hart County Middle School TSA teams attended and left with a pair of state championship trophies and multiple top placements. Among the awards received, HCHS earned another victory when junior Melody Blomberg was selected as a state officer. 


“I couldn't be more proud of how our TSA students and advisors represented our school system,” Hart College and Career Academy CEO Steve Burton said. “Not only in the awards we obtained, but in their good sportsmanship, hard work, and display of character. It’s also important to recognize and thank every teacher that has poured into these students to make them successful.”


Hart County High School earned two state championships after placing first in Biotechnology Design and first in Virtual Reality Visualization, in addition to seven other top-10 placements. Aeva Looney, Logan Gordon, and Savannah Stanish, a team of all seniors, earned the top spot in Biotechnology Design to bring home a state championship. Gael Albarran, Sawyer Strickland, and Catherine Nguyen captured first place in Virtual Reality Visualization to bring home another state championship for Hart County.


In the Electric Vehicle Rally (Acid Core) event, Hart County High School earned fourth place with Duncan McDuffie, Cassidy Gaines, and Gelsey Aguilar leading the crew. The rally took place earlier in the week at Lanier Raceway.


Gael Albarran and Sawyer Strickland took another top placement in Software Development with a fifth-place finish.


Bella Chitwood, a junior, earned 6th place in Essays on Technology for Hart County High School.


In the GATSA Legacy Chapter event, Hart County High School placed 7th with team members Duncan McDuffie, Cassidy Gaines, Melody Blomberg, Logan Gordon, Peyton Gaines, and Ava Carnes.


Catherine Nguyen brought in another top-10 placement for Hart County High School with a 9th-place finish in Promotional Design.


Ava Carnes, Logan Beard, and Tate Phillips also earned a 9th-place finish in the Senior Solar Sprint event.


The Board Game Design team, consisting of Natalie Morris, Katie Sanders, Kylie Osborne, Lizzie Davis, Lila Brearton, and Thomas Floyd, captured 10th place.


Hart County High School had another cause for celebration when it was announced that Melody Blomberg, a junior, was elected to serve as the State Reporter for Georgia TSA, becoming just the second student from HCHS to serve as a state TSA officer.


Hart County Middle School captured two second-place finishes as they earned eight top-10 spots in total. The team took second place in Video Game Design, as well as Structural Engineering. Hart County Middle School earned fourth place and seventh place in the Flight event, 4th place in System Control Technology, 5th place in Mass Production, 5th place in Promotional Marketing, and 10th place in Inventions and Innovations.


Hart County will now prepare for the 2023 National TSA Conference which will be held from June 28-July 2 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center.