Delaware TSA Students Contribute Nearly $86,403 to the American Cancer Society on the “Road to Success” in Addition to Earning 20 Top Ten National Honors

Delaware students competed with more than 4,500 peers from throughout the world. The conference theme was the “Road to Success,” which recognized the career path that students must travel to in order to invest of themselves to lead them to their future success.

Dover, Delaware – July 2, 2012. – The Delaware Technology Student Association (DE TSA) attended the 34th Annual National Technology Student Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from June 21-25. Eighty students competed in 110 individual and 65 team competitive events such as CAD Engineering, Fashion Design, On Demand Video, Promotional Graphics, Manufacturing Prototype, Structural Engineering, Technical Sketching and Application, Flight Endurance, Video Game Design, Inventions & Innovations, Leadership Strategies and more.

Conference Honors and Highlights

  • Pratyusha Gupta of Caesar Rodney High School led the conference as the President of the National Technology Student Association.
  • Delaware TSA was honored for raising nearly $87,903 for the American Cancer Society
  • The American Cancer Society (ACS) recognized Concord High School with the Platinum Award for earning over $500. Mount Pleasant High School and P.S. duPont Middle School were also recognized with Purple Awards from ACS for earning over $40,000 each.
  • Steven Vanderloo of Concord TSA was honored with the Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award
  • Jordan Estock and Richard Alexandre were named Chapter Advisors of the Year.
  • Caesar Rodney High School and Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science were awarded with Chapter Excellence honors
  • Monideepa Chatterjee, Pratyusha Gupta, Jennifer Marshall, Robert Onufrovich, Bridgette Spritz, Matthew Taylor, and Steven Vanderloo were inducted into the Technology Honor Society.

National Competitive Results

1st Place – System Control Technology, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
4th Place – Transportation Modeling, Jessica Harris, Seaford High School
5th Place – Techno Talk, Postlethwait Middle School
5th Place – CAD 3D, Engineering, Aaron Stark, Caesar Rodney High School
5th Place – Career Comparisons, Pratyusha Gupta, Caesar Rodney High School
5th Place – On Demand Video, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
6th Place – Digital Photography, Johnny Bui, Postlethwait Middle School
7th Place – Challenging Technology Issues, Postlethwait Middle School
7th Place – Techno Talk, Postlethwait Middle School
7th Place – Desktop Publishing, Claudia Geissler, Delmar High School
7th Place – Promotional Graphics, Reilly Megee, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
8th Place – Essays on Technology, Rachel Grunden, Caesar Rodney High School
8th Place– Manufacturing Prototype, Concord High School
9th Place – Music Production, Mount Pleasant High School
10th Place – Problem Solving, Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science
10th Place – Promotional Design, Kathryn Hartley, Postlethwait Middle School
10th Place – Video Game Design, Postlethwait Middle School
10th Place – Debating Technological Issues, Concord High School
10th Place – Fashion Design, Delmar High School
10th Place – Music Production, Concord High School

 Participating Delaware schools included

  • Alexis I. Du Pont High School – Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • 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
  • Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science – Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science (HS) – Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • Mount Pleasant High School – Brandywine School District
  • Postlethwait Middle School – Caesar Rodney School District
  • Seaford Senior High School – Seaford School District
  • Springer Middle School – Brandywine School District
  • Sussex Central High School – Indian River School District

For more information about the National Technology Student Association (TSA), please visit the homepage at www.tsaweb.org or contact Lynda Haitz at lhaitz@tsaweb.org. TSA is a non-profit organization with 150,000 members. Its goal is to promote technological literacy and leadership. Students learn problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills as they relate to technology.

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 mfitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us or (302) 857-3334.

Photos from the conference will appear on the website soon. If you have any pictures from the 2012 National TSA Conference that you would like to share, please send them to Quan Bui, Delaware TSA Reporter at qbui@detsa.org.