The Delaware Career and Technical Student Organizations of BPA, DECA, Educators Rising, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA are excited to announce registration for the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is open.  The conference will be held at Delaware Technical Community College on November 29 (High School) and November 30 (Middle School). Students will gain skills in leadership through a series of engaging workshops, with this year’s focus being on teamwork.

Location: Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus (Dover)

State Officers from each student organization will facilitate a professional development workshop related to their respective organization. Dress code is a collared or button-down shirt, dress pants, and closed-toe shoes.

The annual all CTSO service project is Toys for TotsGuidance for toy donation: new un-wrapped toys ($10 or above price range) and/or children’s books; Age range 0-12 years old OR donate check made payable to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys not accepted for donation include: used toys; toys related to weapons; toys with candy inside; toys with chemicals (i.e., experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.).

Important Planning and Registration Details:

  • Save the Date Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) Flyer (NEW)
  • Comprehensive Schools:  Comprehensive middle schools and high schools may send up to eight (8) students per each CTSO local chapter (BPA, HOSA, TSA, SkillsUSA, etc.)
  • Vocational Technical High Schools:  Vo-Tech schools may send up to two (2) students per each CTE program content area (business, carpentry, electrical, nurse assisting, welding, etc.)
    • Note:  Vocational technical teachers/programs will need to coordinate your registration of two (2) students per each CTE program content area with your student activities coordinator who will complete the registration of your two students on your behalf.
  • Annual Fall Service Project:  The ALL CTSO service project for the FLC will be Toys For Tots 
  • Payment by Credit Card is preferred. Registration fees are $35.00 per participant. All conference fees must be paid prior to attendance
  • Registrations and Changes: Registration and changes made between November 2-9 will incur a $5.00 late fee 
  • Registration Link
  • Credit Card Payment Link

*Note: When registering your chapter use the following naming convention: School Name-CTSO Name. ExampleFifer Middle School-FCCLA (School Name-Organization).


Delaware TSA is starting a statewide Committee Mentoring program! Students in grades 8-11 will have the opportunity to join one of the three state committees (Leadership, Communications, Service) and help the state level achieve their goals. Anyone who is interested in advancing Delaware TSA, state-level service, or becoming a future State Officer should join! Joining this program will help you advance your leadership, directly provide a voice in DETSA, and help make an impact at the state level. It can also give you insight as to how to manage projects, communicate effectively, and serve your community.

 
Joining is simple! All you have to do is fill out an application (link attached). We will send you a message telling you we received your application and will notify you of approval and further details afterwards. If you have any questions, please email Apu Mutyala, State Vice President. 
 
Join the Delaware TSA State Officer team in advancing the state and improving the organization we all love!

The 2018-2019 DETSA State Officers traveled to Mallard Lodge on July 12th for the annual summer retreat. At the retreat, the officers created the 2018-2019 plan of work, planned monthly service projects, and started planning for the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC).  The officers also had time to “make a splash” when we went out canoeing. It was a great time! As a team, we were able to have fun, bond, share thoughts, smile, laugh, and begin to build lifelong friendships. The State Officers look forward to making 2018-19 the greatest year in service to you! 


Top state medalists from throughout Delaware represented Delaware at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) conference held in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22-26, 2018.  Students competed with national finalists in events such as computer-aided design; dragster design; engineering, inventions & innovations; leadership strategies; manufacturing prototype; medical technology; on-demand video; promotional graphics; structural engineering; system control technology; video game design; VEX robotics, website design and more. The conference was the largest in TSA history, with more than 8,000 individuals in attendance from across the country. It was also the largest national attendance in Delaware TSA history with 127 members participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); leadership; and service focused events.

Highlights include:

  • Delaware students earned eleven (11) top ten national honors.
  • William Grieder of Cab Calloway School Of The Arts and Jeff Epting of Gauger-Cobbs Middle School were honored as Chapter Advisors of the Year
  • Caesar Rodney High School, H.B. duPont Middle School and MOT Charter School were recognized for Chapter Excellence
  • Apuroop Mutyala and Tyler Rouwhorst from MOT Charter School,  Connor Wagaman of Concord High School, Rishi Gundakaram of Caesar Rodney High School, and Skyler Brand of Lake Forest High School were inducted into the TSA Technology Honor Society.
  • Apuroop Mutyala of MOT Charter School, Adhi Babu, Mithra Sankar, Mythili Satheesh, and Reece Hamlet from H.B. duPont Middle School earned the Gold TSA Professionalism Award

Delaware’s Results:

Place Contest Name(s) School
2 Prepared Speech Shira Beals Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
4 Promotional Marketing Jessica Williams Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
4 Website Design Will Lambert, Kirti Daga, Grace Hite, Arundhati Dole, Mia Xie, Ashley Bao Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
4 CAD Engineering Patrick Taylor Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (HS)
6 Children’s Stories  Michaela Somers,   Olivia Knestaut , Andrew Iskandar, Sara Wien, Will Lambert, Sarah Kupchik Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
7 Children’s Stories  Meilin Morris, Michelle Mai, Samra Iqbal Postlethwait Middle School
8 Challenging Technology Issues  Olivia Knestaut , Molly Gerard Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
8 Coding  Ashley Bao, Arundhati Dole Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
8 Technology Problem Solving  Adam Hanna, Meghana Yarlagadda Caesar Rodney High School (HS)
9 System Control Technology  Sarah Kupchik,  Riley Burns, Sakhi Grewal Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
9 Debating Technological Issues  Apuroop Mutyala, Divita Taduvavi MOT Charter School (HS)

 

Participating Schools:

  • Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (HS)
  • Cab Calloway School Of The Arts (MS)
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Fifer Middle School
  • Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
  • Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science (HS)
  • Indian River High School
  • Lake Forest High School
  • MOT Charter School (HS)
  • Newark Charter High School
  • Postlethwait Middle School
  • Seaford Senior High School
  • Sussex Central High School

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students interested in the future of invention, innovation, engineering, and technology. Through TSA, members have the opportunity to participate in technology-focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level. TSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork.

To learn more about DETSA, please contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.


Past DETSA State President Connor Wagaman (Concord High School) shared “despite having always enjoyed science and math, I once had a strong aversion to technology; I was wary of its potential to waste time – unaware of its power to improve the world. Then, in eighth grade, I joined the PS duPont Technology Student Association. It was amazing! Mr. Singer, our advisor, kept the lab open late, and the atmosphere focused – but fun. In ninth grade, I decided to run for TSA state office. Mr. Singer, with his decades of TSA experience, eagerly offered to aid me with my campaign. I returned to my middle school, where he helped me craft my speech, platform, and campaign materials. I was successfully elected State Treasurer! Mr. Singer has continued to be there when I need him. He would drive me to Dover for our monthly state officer meetings and helped me register for the national conference. As TSA State President this year, I was overjoyed to once again work with Mr. Singer in his post-retirement role as assistant state advisor. In spite of his brusque outward appearance, Mr. Singer is always someone I can ask for help, whatever the topic. But, most importantly, Mr. Singer made me a part of a community of students that shares my dedication to helping others, and reminds me of all a determined group can achieve.” DETSA is proud of Connor and Mr. John Singer for their outstanding contributions and state service. They are both extraordinary individuals. They prove in their actions and deeds to be first rate from the diamond state!