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High Point Central Awarded $10,000 for Technology


Oct. 9, 2018 – High Point Central High School is one of five schools in the country to be awarded “tech shopping spree” at the 2018 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Atlanta.

The $10,000 award will go toward technology for existing courses at the school, including equipment or software for filming, recording, motion capture, virtual reality or drawing.

“We were amazed,” said Michael Holden, modeling and game art design teacher at High Point Central. “To receive this award is a huge boon and makes all the hard work this year tremendously worth it.”

This was the school’s first year in TSA in nearly 20 years. Holden says it was largely a student-led effort by students who were excited about the program. Thirteen of those students participated in the state competition and three made it to the national competition for High School Technology Problem Solving and STEM Careers.

“Every little bit goes a long way to help schools, and what we hope is that schools will use this money to buy some of the amazing new technologies that are out in the world today,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA and keynote speaker at the conference.

The annual conference allows students and schools with TSA chapters to meet with members of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. The association aims to enhance personal development, leadership and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through intracurricular activities.