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Ten student members from across the state joined current State Officers to learn about leadership opportunities with Delaware TSA.

The Delaware Technology Student Association hosted a Leadership Lunch at the Collette Education Center in Dover, DE from 12 PM – 2 PM on January 7, 2012. Ten student members from several affiliated schools attended to learn more about leadership opportunities within the organization. Students were invited at the annual Leadership Conferences in the Fall and an open invitation was posted on the www.detsa.org website.

During lunch, the State Officer team hosted a human scavenger hunt to allow members to better acquaint themselves with one another and the state officers. After the scavenger hunt, each leader formally introduced themselves _and the duties associated with their position. Copies of the State Officer Application packet were distributed (also located at www.detsa.org/downloads) and reviewed. Members were reminded that the packet is due no later than March 9, 2012 at 4 PM.

After screening State Officer candidate packets, students who pass will be granted an interview. Students at the Leadership Lunch participated in mock interviews. This helped the students to feel more comfortable with the interview process, should they decide to run for a 2012-2013 term as a State Officer. The current State Officers then opened the floor for questions, sharing their experiences and the rewards that their position offers.

The attendees discussed why they wanted to run for a state office position. Some of the responses included becoming a better public speaker, becoming more motivated towards an organization that they love, gaining additional leadership experience and spreading TSA’s popularity.

Students were given information on national TSA award and recognition programs. Some of these awards included the TSA achievement awards, the Technology Honor Society and the Chapter Excellence award. More information on earning these awards can be found on the Delaware TSA website on the Information page.

Any additional questions can be sent to Steven Vanderloo at svanderloodetsa@live.com.