Hillsboro dominant at TSA competition

The Hillsboro High School Technology Student Association (TSA) team competed at the state conference this past weekend in Colby, and walked away with plenty of hardware.

As a team, the Trojans placed in 12 individual and group events, including three first-place finishes.

Isaac Leihy was elected vice president of the Kansas TSA, and adviser Creigh Bell was elected to serve on the Kansas TSA Board of Directors.

It was a clean sweep in the flight endurance category, as HHS took the top-five places out of 35 entries.

Nicholas Mueller was first, Brandon McMillen second, Landon Herbel third, Isaac Leihy fourth, and Evan Just fifth.

It was a near-sweep in the dragster design competition as well, as the Trojans earned four medals.

Mueller was first again, Neal Kaiser second, Just fourth, and McMillen fifth.

The team earned three other honors with the duo of Kaiser and Just taking first in structural engineering, Kaiser and Mueller placing fifth in problem solving, and the team of McMillen and Dakota Langley taking second in the radio controlled transportation category.

McMillen and Langley's second-place however is currently under review becaues of a possible inaccurate point distribution.

Each competitor who finished either first or second in their respective events qualify for nationals this summer in Orlando.