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South Forsyth High students take top technology honors

SOUTH FORSYTH — Students from South Forsyth High School recently took home many top honors at a state technology competition.

With first-place winners in seven technical categories and second-place finishers in an additional four, South was awarded Superior Chapter and first runner-up as State Outstanding Chapter at the Georgia Technology Student Association State Competition.

More than 2,000 students from across Georgia participated in 37 engineering and technology challenges, according to Maggie Gustavus, media relations and world languages department chair at the school on Peachtree Parkway.

South was recognized in, among others: career preparation; children’s stories; software development; transportation modeling; Webmaster; VEX robotics; fashion design; music production; video game design; computer-aided 2D design; flight endurance; architectural renovation; and promotional graphics.

“It is a way for me to connect with engineering as a student and improve on my skill set to use in the real world,” said Natalie Mueller, who won with music production challenge with her friend, Sunny Wang.

Students receiving awards include: Sid Ala, TJ Baldwin, Bailey Becker, Mary Bergin, Amanda Bock, Allen Brower, Manas Chakka, Grant Champagne, Benson Chau, Sabrina Chua, Jack Crowder, Suprotik Debnath, William del Barrio, Nick Deveraux, Abhinav Diwakar, Pujita Gorti, Margot Harris, Caitlyn Herrera, Isabel Herrick, Belen Heybroek, Sai Kollapaneni, Yoon Lee, Devaansh Maheanni, Liam McNamara, Sreekar Meesala, Roopesh Mikkilineni, Jared Morrison, Natalie Mueller, Cameron Oldfield, Jonathan Plotner, Pranay Rapolu, Matthew Ray, Joshua Reid, Wesley Rodenstine, Lindsey Sheppard, Jimmy Smith, Harsha Tambereni, Jessica Tang, Julia Tang, Connor Taylor, Trey Tucker and Sunny Wang.