More than 500 students and advisors from 30 chapters across the state recently attended the 2012 Delaware Technology Student Association State Conference <http://detsa.org/media-gallery/photo-gallery?album=1&gallery=28>, many bringing home honors. This year's conference had a record registration, including six new schools and more than 900 entries in the competitive events.
The Technology Student Association is a career and technical student organization dedicated to students interested in the invention and innovation of technology. Through TSA, members have the opportunity to participate in a vast amount of technology-focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state and nation. TSA expands on the curriculum of technology education classes and emphasizes the importance of knowledge, leadership and teamwork.
Students from across the state competed with each other in events such as CAD, Digital Video Production, Engineering Design, Flight, Inventions and Innovations, Magnetic Levitation Vehicles, Rocketry, Structural Engineering, System Control Technology, Technological Problem Solving and more. Each TSA competitive event requires students to apply technology, solve technical problems, conduct research, and invent solutions. A list of all event finalists can be found here: <http://detsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Event-Results-2012.pdf>
Additionally, Sussex Central High School was recognized for its outstanding spirit and honored with the 2012 Chapter Spirit Award.
The following members also were elected to serve as State Officers for 2012-2013:
- President - Davey McGinnis, from Mount Pleasant High School
- Vice President - Michael Krueger, from Concord High School
- Secretary - Emily Wong, from Concord High School
- Treasurer - Rebecca Williams, from Mount Pleasant High School
- Reporter - Quan Bui, from Concord High School
- Sergeant-at-Arms - Jordan Siskin, from Mount Pleasant High School
TSA members also supported the American Cancer Society (ACS). A mini Relay for Life was held at the conference, and students wrote 130 cards for cancer patients. Prior to the conference, TSA chapters across Delaware also collected contributions for ACS. Concord High School raised the most money, contributing $552, and overall, Delaware TSA raised $1,500.The 34th Annual National TSA Conference will be hosted by Tennessee TSA at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Visit http://detsa.org/ to learn more.
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