## TechTest

## SESF — High School Merit Scholarship Program

TechTest is supported by SESF Board members, community members at large (including donors from out of state), and for-profit businesses. Every penny contributed by donors goes toward the scholarships. SESF is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.

## Background

Attending high school award night in 2005 SESF Board Members recognized that none were focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).It appeared that the vast majority of scholarships were earned in the areas of athletics and the arts. Shortly after that insightful evening SESF decided to launch a merit-based math/science exam to help promote technical careers and technical education. In the interest of promoting math/science education previous TechTests have been available on this website. Historically, the winners names are not made public until the Nevada Joint Union High School District’s scholarship night. However, the student accomplishment are the focus of the “TechTest Survivor Breakfast” were Board Members learn about the students goals and the Universities they have selected to pursue their STEM education.

## TechTest Goals

Since 2007, TechTest has been the flagship component of SESF’s merit scholarship program. With a recommendation of their math or science teacher, the test is open to all of the county high school seniors and juniors who plan to embark on a technology based career after college. Only seniors receive cash scholarships; juniors are invited to take the test for practice. The test is a grueling four-hour math/science exam given in the spring each year. It is a lower division university level examination administered by the TechTest Academic Committee comprised of teachers in the Nevada County high schools and chaired by Barbara Ross, Nevada Union High School Scholarship Coordinator. SESF participation is limited to writing the exam, conducting pre-test seminars each spring, and awarding scholarship checks to the winners. The TT Academic Committee administers and grades all tests, and posts the results. Winners are determined solely by their test scores.

## **Tech Test Solutions**

To help students prepare for future scholarship exams, solutions to past tests are provided below:

A copy of the 2017 Tech Test Solution Key can be found HERE: TT2017solutionKey_v170219

A copy of the 2016 TechTest Solution Key can be found HERE: TT2016solutionKey_v160416

A copy of the TechTest 2015 Solution Key can be found HERE: tt2015solutionkey_sesf-v150211a

A copy of the 2014 TechTest, with the solutions, can be found here: TT2014solutionKey_SESF-v140308

A copy of TechTest2014 without solutions can be found here: TT2014TestCopy_SESF-v140308

A copy of the 2013 TechTest, with the solutions, can be found here: TT2013solutionKey_SESF

A copy of the 2012 TechTest, with the solutions, can be found here: TT2012solutionKey_SESF.

A copy of the 2011 TechTest, with the solutions, can be found here.

A copy of TechTest2010, with the solutions, can be found here.

The solutions to TestTech2009 can be found here.

The solutions to TestTech2008 can be found here

The solutions to TestTech2007 can be found here.

## TestTest Scholarship Winners:

**The 2007 winning recipients:**

Jonathon Hyland (NUHS) $3,000.00

Christine Rice (NUHS) $1,500.00

Kevin Palmer (Truckee HS) $ 500.00

**The 2008 winning recipients:**

Andrew Pado (Truckee) – $6,000

Collin Rutherford (NU) – $4,000

Philip Jackson (NU) – $2,000

Alex Miyakawa (NU) – $300

Trung An (NU) – $300

Chris Greiner (NU) – $300

Sophia Heick (NU) – $300

Napala Pratini (NU) – $300

Dan Rodriguez (NU) – $300

Ben Wood (NU) – $300

Kayla Peterson (Truckee) – $300

Dan Platner (NU) – $300

**The 2009 winning recipients:**

Greg McClellan (NU) – $6,000

Daniel Price (Bear River) – $4,000

Tejasi Patel (NU) – $2,000

Chris Convis (NU) – $300

Dustin Schmidt (NU) – $300

Danny Smith (NU) – $300

Trevor Foster (NU) – $300

Jesse Triplet (NU) – $300

Allee Macroire (Truckee) – $300

Corina Harvey (Truckee) – $300

Flynn Rice ( Truckee) – $300

Daniel Brown (Truckee) – $300

**The 2010 winning recipients:**

Scott Valentine (NU) – $6,500

John SekerK (NU) – $4,400

Robert Correll (NU) – $2,100

Kendal Butterfield (NU) – $300

Juan Espinosa (NU) – $300

K J Odgers (NU) – $300

Darkin Tanner (NU) – $300

Robbie Heck (Truckee) – $300

Bret Russon (Truckee) – $300

**The 2011 winning recipients:**

Daniel Goodnow (NU) – $6,500

Reilly Raab (Bear River) – $4,400

CJ Gillespie (NU) – $2,100

Eric Green (NU) – $300

Nick Clyde (NU) – $300

Jake Lerner (NU) – $300

Jade Won Golder (NU) – $300

Teresa Conley (NU) – $300

Trevor Gandell (NU) – $300

Trey Herbert (NU) – $300

Cody Keogh (NU) – $300

Jordan Riley (NU) – $300

#### The 2012 winning recipients:

Ben Martin (BR)- $3,000

Domini Castro-Wehr(NU) – $2,000

Parker Scanlon (NU)- $1,000

**The 2013 Winning Recipients**

#### • Robert Sekerak (NU) $6,000

• Adam Seifert (NU) $4,000

• Kevin Goodnow (NU) $2,000

- Devon Fischer (NU) $250
- Tyler Greebe (NU) $250
- Michell Raab (BR) $250

Ben Lener (NU) $250 - Zane Weinberger (NU) $250
- Yara Pasner (NU) $250
- Michael Sekerak (NU) $250
- Bert Heinzelman (NU) $250

### The 2014 Winning Recipients

David Bernadett (NU) $6,000

Lars Montagnaro (NU) $4,000

Patrick Wells (NU) $2,000

Grant Clove (NU) $300

Sean Anderson (NU) $300

Alex Vobiril (NU) $300

#### The 2015 Winning Recipients

- Casper Hendrickson (NU) $6,000
- Aaron Ven Doren (NU) $4,000
- Ryan Crenshaw (NU) $2,000

- Toby Thaomas-Rose (NU) $200
- Paul Saiyo (NU) $200
- Ethan Goode (NU) $200
- Cody Capella (NU) $200
- Ben Beltran (NU) $200
- Nicole Neisen $200

### The 2016 Winning Recipients

- Ryan Bernadett (NU) $6,000.00
- Teddy Hill-Wold (NU) $4,000.00
- Joe Fenner (NU) $2,000.00

#### Runners Up in 2016

- Laurel Evans (NU) $300.00
- Madeline Evans (NU) $300.00
- Raina Garfinkel (NU) $300.00
- Colby Scanlon (NU) $300.00
- Violet Daniels (NU) $300.00
- Charlotte Coffin (GECHS) $300.00
- Jessica Dent (NU) $300.00

### The 2017 Winning Recipients

- First Place: Jack Devlin (NU) $6,000
- Second Place: Harrison Costantino (GECHS) $4,000
- Third Place: Keegan Zetterberg (NU) $2,000

#### Runners Up in 2017

- Crystal Prima Lang, $300
- Ben Pare, $300
- Bowen Kyle, $300
- Daniel Sonnenberg, $300
- Jessica Salcido, $300
- Nathan Potter, $300
- Casey Fites Kaufman, $300
- Jonathan Beck, $300
- Erika Wolfe, $300