Waxahachie High School students used technology to participate in Technology Student Association conference with students miles away.

Seventy-one Waxahachie High School TSA members attended a Google Hangout session Oct. 20 along with Mesquite and Berkner High Schools TSA members for the Fall Regional Leadership Conference. The session helps members connect with other TSA participants and taking the Texas TSA Lone Star Exam. TSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization for students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Google Hangout allowed more participation in the conference than in the past with attendance increasing 40 percent this year alone. Multiple sessions were held during the conference with students rotated through Kahoot test reviews, problem solving games, hangout sessions and the Lone Star Test. The district wishes sot thank the band directors and coaches for allowing members to participate in the session during normal practice times.

Thirty students passed the Lone Star Exam and will be allowed to take the Texan Exam in April at State Contest.

The freshman students who passed are Bonham Burks, Jeanette Dycus, Luke Morgan, Gunnar Jendrzey, Christopher Tryon, Kaitlyn Reynolds, Bryson Morgan, Audrey Holder, Max Johnson, Dylan Lovett, Jacob Curry, Melina Zavala, Adam Sigala, Caraline Edwards, Alia Fontenot, Luke Thomison, Zachary Boehler, Colton Vowell, and Itzayana Cardenas. The sophomores who passed include Cody Langston, Joshua Fater, Nour Mawaquet, and Thomas Caliendo. The passing juniors and seniors are Amanda Biles, Victoria Smith, Caleb Carlile, Talmage Smith and Noah Williams.

Waxahachie ISD CTE offers a comprehensive Career Tech program for Waxahachie students. Find more information at their website www.wisd.org/default.aspx?name=CATE_home or on Facebook at Waxahachie ISD CTE, on Twitter @WISD_CTE and on Instagram @ WISD_CTE.