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Fort Bend ISD STEM students earn state titles and advance to national competition (5/10/2022)

Fort Bend ISD (May 10, 2022) – Fort Bend ISD STEM students recently competed in the Technology Student Association (TSA) state competition in Fort Worth earning state titles and qualifying to compete in the national competition. Texas TSA’s competitive events challenge students to use and improve their STEM skills in both team and individual events in such areas as communication, design and engineering, environmental systems, transportation and manufacturing/construction. 

FBISD students competed against approximately 20,000 students from across the state. Below are students who placed first, second or third in their respective events. Those with an asterisk qualified to advance to the national competition.

Kempner High School

First place winners

  • Elena Jarnot – Desktop Publishing (Experienced Level)
  • Stephanie Sugandi – Pamphlet (Beginner level)
  • Nafee Karim, Arjun Sugunan, Samir Fnu and Rayan Syed – Pamphlet (Experienced Level)
  • Stephanie Sugandi – Computer Presentation (Beginner Level)
  • Marc Alaniz – Computer Presentation (Experienced Level)
  • Elena Jarnot – Computer Assisted Software Tutorial (Experienced Level)
  • Jonathan Nguyen – Isometric Freehand Sketching (Beginner Level)
  • Long Dang – 3D CAD Working Drawing (Beginner Level)
  • Ifeoluwa Ogunfolu & Azra Ercetin – Scale Model of residential structure (Experienced Level)
  • Jacob Longino, Dang Le, Anthony Tran, Thanh Khoi Pham – Hydraulics (Beginner Level)

Second place winners

  • Stephanie Sugandi – Scientific Visualization*
  • Thanh Khoi Pham and Ahmet Umurhan – Structural Design & Engineering*
  • Nafee Karim – Flyer (Experienced Level)
  • Azra Ercetin – Desktop Publishing (Experienced Level)
  • Jonathan Nguyen – Computer Presentation (Beginner Level)
  • Joseph Negassa – Computer Assisted Software Tutorial (Experienced Level)
  • David Hu – Isometric Freehand Sketching (Beginner Level)
  • Jonathan Nguyen – 3D CAD Working Drawing (Beginner Level)
  • Stephanie Ho, Stephanie Sugandi and Addison Libby – Hydraulics (Beginner Level)

Third place winners

  • Ahmet Umurhan – Computer Assisted Software Tutorials (Experienced Level)
  • Azra Ercetin – Color Travel Photo Essay (Experienced Level)
  • Long Dang – Isometric Freehand Sketching (Beginner Level)
  • Samir Fnu – Isometric Freehand Sketching (Experienced Level)
  • Shawn Hassanzei – 3D CAD Working Drawing (Beginner Level)
  • Ahmet Umurhan – Working Architectural Drawings 2000+ sqft. (Experienced Level)
  • Anujaa Tipnis – Safety Poster (Experienced Level)


Elkins High School

Srinivasa Mahankali placed third in the Future Technology and Engineering Teacher HS.*


Clements High School

  • Logan Mcclurkin placed second in Dragster Design*
  • Hunter Han, Zongyu Li – Cyber Security*

Bush High School

The Bush High School team placed second for the most state entries in Division 4.


First place winners

  • Cole Valdeavilla – Walkthrough Architecture Between 60 and 90 seconds (Beginner Level)
  • Tien La – Models: Residential Single or Multifamily Unit (Beginner Level)
  • Luis Pimentel – Apartment Condo Townhouse or Duplex (Experienced Level)


Second place winners

  • Morgan Lopez – Walkthrough Architecture Between 60 and 90 seconds (Beginner Level)
  • Tony Nguyen – Walkthrough Architecture Between 60 and 90 seconds (Experienced Level)
  • Layla Segovia – Models: Apartment Condo Townhouse or Duplex (Experienced Level)
  • Evy Troung– Study Model Residential (Beginner Level)
  • Donovan Rivera– Study Model Residential (Experienced Level)


Third place winners

  • Layla Segovia – Walkthrough Architecture Between 60 and 90 seconds (Experienced Level)
  • Tiondra Cambridge – Study Model Residential (Experienced Level)

TSA is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics). The organization is open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses. TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States and is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through competitive events, leadership opportunities and more.

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