Tesla students receive national awards

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:59pm
  • News

Special to the Reporter

Twelve students from Lake Washington School District’s Tesla STEM High School received six awards at a national conference in June.

The students received recognition at the 39th Annual Technology Student Association National Conference after placing at the state conference.

The national conference was held in Orlando, Fla., and saw more than 6,000 students from across the country and internationally competing in science, technology, engineering and math events.

Victoria Alkin, Niranjan Sahi, Ryan Koshy and Ibiyemi Abiodun received a first-place award for music production.

Rishi Kavikondala received a second-place award in prepared presentations as well as a third-place award in STEM careers.

Audrey Tseng, Akshita Khanna and Anjali Rajah were awarded fourth-place awards in engineering design, and Pranav Sukumar, Kush Khanolkar and Ibiyemi Abiodun received fourth-place awards for coding.

Alkin, Varun Venkatesh, Emma Drapp and Ibiyemi Abiodun also received sixth-place awards for software development.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
How a King County restaurant and farm work together to make a true farm-to-table experience

The Grange prepares sustainably produced meals pulled from the soil of the Snoqualmie Valley.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

file photo
State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

Photo of construction of Westside Park renovations (courtesy of City of Redmond)
Redmond’s Westside Park renovation is expected to be complete this Fall

Renovations are focused on increasing recreational space while also preserving “woodsy” aesthetic.

Pixabay photo
Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

file photo
The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

Most Read