Rachel Latka and Maddy Rosenberg – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Technology Education Program has just introduced a new 3D printer to their collection of electronics. The printer allows students to create three–dimensional figures from just the touch of a button.

Senior Connor Meacham has the most experience with the new printer. He works diligently to create yet a second printer for wider use.

“I am starting to make another 3D printer and it takes about eight hours total to make,” he said as he assembled the parts together.

The 3D printer is capable of melting the plastic inserted into the machine to form layers of the figure and create whatever “image” desired.

Senior Ty Wilcox is one of the presidents of the LRHS Technology Students Association (TSA). He is currently brainstorming about building and designing a new project.

Meanwhile, the LRHS TSA board of directors are also going to the annual Florida TSA Leadership Conference in Orlando this week. They are taking the 11 following students:

  • Ty Wilcox, President, senior
  • Holden Scarbrough, Vice President, senior
  • Jared Herbert, Secretary, senior
  • Katie Hartley, Treasurer, sophomore
  • Chris Miller, Reporter, senior
  • Emily Miller, Reporter, senior
  • Alyssa Morford, Board Member, senior
  • Spencer Waid, Board Member and State Vice President, junior
  • Olivia Miller, Board Member, sophomore
  • Jordan Brown, Board Member, freshman
  • Ethan Spasciani, Board Member, freshman

The two advisors on the trip will be TSA adviser Ben Long and LRHS TV production teacher Bryon Stedman.

At the leadership conference, students can look forward to hands-on training that will develop the leadership and teamwork skills it takes to run a successful chapter. Students are put into groups with other students from other chapters and compete at the end of the conference in a variety of games.

LRHS TSA vice-president Scarbrough said, “This is my fifth time going to the leadership conference. I enjoy being able to meet students from other chapters and being able to bond with my officer team.”

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