Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Montco students dominate tech competition

LOWER MERION Montgomery County students brought home 44 ribbons from this month's Technology Student Association national conference.

The middle and high school students were competing among the best in the country in more than 60 science, technology, engineering and math contests.

Montgomery County students turned in 44 top-10 performances, roughly as many as the rest of the state combined. No other county won more than six top-10 rankings.

Lower Merion School District dominated the Pennsylvania coalition, winning 28 titles, including nine first-place finishes. Welsh Valley Middle School was ranked as one of the top four teams in the country. And in the high school Chapter Team Written category, Lower Merion students earned six of the seven highest scores.

Upper Merion Area School District and Colonial School District - covering Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken Townships - each brought home eight titles. And Colonial Middle School won the STEM Research Project Award.

About 6,500 students and teachers attended the conference, after qualifying at the state level in April. The conference was held June 27 to July 1 near Washington.

- Jessica Parks

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