Delaware TSA Members Find Great Success at National Conference Finalizing in Nearly 20 Awards

-Over 50 students from 10 schools and all three counties competed at national conference-

WHO: Middle and high school students from across Delaware
WHAT: National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference
WHEN: June 21 – 25, 2011
WHERE: Dallas, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort
WHY: Students and educators represented Delaware at the National TSA conference.

Delaware TSA Students competed against nearly 4,000 other participants from throughout the United States and world

Delaware Technology Student Association Students (TSA) competed at the National Conference in Dallas, Texas from June 21-25, 2011. Nearly 54 student members competed in more than 70 individual and 65 team competitive events that were based on principles and concepts learned through activities during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related content.  The conference recognized the innovative potential of students as they pursue technological careers. The theme of National conference was “Snapshot of Innovation.”

High school and middle school technology students, guided by their teachers, prepared throughout this past school year to compete with nearly 4,000 peers from throughout the world in events such as Biotechnology, CAD, Construction, Dragster Design, Engineering Design, Structural Engineering, Technical Drawing, Flight Endurance, Promotional Graphics, Robotics and Transportation Modeling, Career Preparation, and more.

Additionally, Delaware members participated in leadership trainings. The TSA leadership trainings were designed to develop and enhance leadership skills through customized sessions for middle and high school students and teachers, graduating seniors and chapter and state TSA officers.

TSA partners with The American Cancer Society (ACS) for its national service project. Delaware was recognized for their fundraising efforts in raising the most money per capita. Mount Pleasant was recognized for raising the most money in the nation, with $48,000. P.S. duPont Middle School was recognized as a Diamond chapter raising $1,464. Concord High School was recognized as a Platinum chapter raising $805. Delaware attendees also took part in the TSA/ACS Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back commemorative event.

The first of four general sessions was held on Wednesday, June 22 to open the conference. Bridgette Spritz, Delaware’s 2011-2012 DE TSA President represented the First State at the “Parade of State Flags” ceremony where a keynote address was given by National TSA Alumni, Rakesh Patel and Bart Slabbekorn.

Participating 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

Conference honors included:

John Singer was honored as Delaware TSA’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Tim Elmer was honored as Delaware TSA’s High School Teacher of the Year.
Concord High School was honored for Chapter Excellence.
Pratyusha Gupta was elected to serve as the National TSA President.

Conference Competitive Results

EventPlaceFinalist(s)School
Communication Challenge6thAshley GoldP. S. duPont Middle School
Flight10thThomas HartleyPostlethwait Middle School
Leadership Strategies4thNicholas Fagnilli, Ashley Gold, Jordan SiskinP. S. duPont Middle School
Lights, Camera, Action2ndJared Siskin, Jordan SiskinP. S. duPont Middle School
Lights, Camera, Action10thAshley GoldP. S. duPont Middle School
Problem Solving1stJared Siskin, Rebecca WilliamsP. S. duPont Middle School
System Control Technology2ndJared Siskin, Jordan Siskin, Ashley GoldP. S. duPont Middle School
Technical Drawing7thRebecca WilliamsP. S. duPont Middle School
Techno Talk1stJared Siskin, Jordan SiskinP. S. duPont Middle School
Career Comparisons7thPratyusha GuptaCaesar Rodney High School
Chapter Team10thMonideepa Chatterjee, Vince Cooper, Jack Kersch, Michael Krueger, Bridgette Spritz, Steven VanderlooConcord High School
Essays on Technology5thRachel GrundenCaesar Rodney High School
Future Technology Teacher4thPratyusha GuptaCaesar Rodney High School
Photographic Technology6thQuan BuiConcord High School
Promotional Graphics8thJessica HarrisSeaford Senior High School
Promotional Graphics9thAlexandra CheathamCaesar Rodney High School
System Control Technology10thVince Cooper, Jack Kersch, Kyle RootConcord High School
Technical Sketching and Application1stChristine SauerbrunnConcord High School
Transportation Modeling2ndJessica HarrisSeaford Senior High School

Archived Files

Schedule at a Glance – Delaware Edition.pdfnewly updated (6-11)

DE TSA required permission slip

National TSA required permission slip

National Conference Code of Ethics

DE TSA Conference Workbook – Advisors only

 

More Information

Please visit National TSA’s page for more information regarding the conference venue, competitive events and more!
Be sure to also check out our archived National Conference press releases for 2009 and 2010 to learn more.