-Students from 10 schools and all three counties competed at national conference-
Delaware Technology Student Association Students (DETSA) brought home numerous awards, including three first-place finishes, from the National Technology Student Association Conference in Dallas last week. Fifty-four students competed in more than 70 individual, and 65 team events that were based on principles and concepts learned throughout the school year in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related content.
High school and middle school students, guided by their teachers and chaperones, competed against more than 4,000 peers from throughout the world in events such as biotechnology, CAD, career preparation, chapter team, construction technology, dragster design, engineering design, essays on technology, flight endurance, leadership strategies, photographic technology, problem solving, promotional graphics, robotics, structural engineering, system control technology, technical drawing, transportation modeling and more.
The conference, with a theme of “Snapshot of Innovation,” recognized the innovative potential of students as they continue to pursue engineering and technological careers.
Conference Honors and Highlights
- Pratyusha Gupta of Caesar Rodney High School was elected to provide service and leadership for nearly 150,000-members from throughout the world as the National Technology Student Association (TSA) President.
- Delaware was honored for raising nearly $47,000 for the American Cancer Society as part of its national service project. The conference attendees also took part in the TSA/ACS Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back commemorative event. Delaware and Mt. Pleasant High School were recognized for the Spirit of Service Award.
- Tim Elmer of Caesar Rodney High School was honored as a High School Advisor of the Year.
- John Singer of P. S. duPont Middle School was honored as a Middle School Advisor of the Year.
1st Place - Technical Sketching and Application, Christine Sauerbrunn, Concord High School
1st Place - Techno Talk, P. S. duPont Middle School
1st Place - Problem Solving, P. S. duPont Middle School
2nd Place - Transportation Modeling, Jessica Harris, Seaford Senior High School
2nd Place - System Control Technology, P. S. duPont Middle School
2nd Place - Lights, Camera, Action, P. S. duPont Middle School (Team 2)
4th Place - Future Technology Teacher, Pratyusha Gupta, Caesar Rodney High School
4th Place - Leadership Strategies, P. S. duPont Middle School
5th Place - Essays on Technology, Rachel Grunden, Caesar Rodney High School
6th Place - Photographic Technology, Quan Bui, Concord High School
6th Place - Communication Challenge, Ashley Gold, P. S. duPont Middle School
7th Place - Career Comparisons, Pratyusha Gupta, Caesar Rodney High School
7th Place - Technical Drawing, Rebecca Williams, P. S. duPont Middle School
8th Place - Promotional Graphics, Jessica Harris, Seaford Senior High School
9th Place - Promotional Graphics, Alexandra Cheatham, Caesar Rodney High School
10th Place - System Control Technology, Concord High School
10th Place - Chapter Team, Concord High School
10th Place - Lights, Camera, Action, P. S. duPont Middle School (Team 1)
10th Place - Flight, Thomas Hartley, Postlethwait Middle School
Media Note: Attached is a photo of the Delaware delegation.
For more information about the National Technology Student Association, please visit the homepage at www.tsaweb.org or contact Lynda Haitz, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a 150,000-member organization. TSA’s goal is to promote technological literacy and leadership. Students learn problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills as they relate to communications, power, energy, transportation, engineering, manufacturing, construction and biotechnology. TSA is a non-profit education association with its national office at 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191 or call 703 860-9000.
Participating Delaware schools included:
- Cab Calloway School of the Arts – Red Clay Consolidated School District
- Caesar Rodney High School – Caesar Rodney School District
- Concord High School - Brandywine School District
- Delmar High School – Delmar School District
- Gauger-Cobbs Middle School – Christina School District
- Lake Forest High School – Lake Forest School District
- Mount Pleasant High School – Brandywine School District
- P. S. duPont Middle School – Brandywine School District
- Postlethwait Middle School – Caesar Rodney School District
- Seaford Senior High School – Seaford School District
For more information about the Delaware Technology Student Association, please visit the homepage at www.detsa.org or contact the Delaware TSA State Advisor, Mike Fitzgerald at email@example.com or 857-3334.
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite #2
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4035
Fax: (302) 739-4654
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