5. Attend all meetings – Attending all chapter meetings is an important part of being a member. You learn vital information and get to interact with your peers and teammates. Therefore, it’s essential that each member attempt to attend all meetings this upcoming year.

4. Raise money –Without funds, attending states and especially nationals is difficult, if not impossible. If each member puts forth their best efforts in fundraising, then money becomes available and the chapter can provide for registration fees. Raising money for the chapter is then an important part of being an active and helpful chapter member.

3. Work with teams – Since so many TSA events are team-based, cooperation with team members is absolutely essential. Make sure to inform all team members of meeting dates and assign each member a specific task. Because remember, people support what they help to create; success is impossible without a coherent team.

2. Finish events – Of course, to compete, the events must be finished. Let’s just try to get some sleep right before states, okay?

1. Take home a trophy – The ultimate prize. The ultimate wish. If you work hard at your events, finish them on time and edit them thoroughly. If you put forth effort, you will surely be rewarded.


Are you a leader in your TSA Chapter?

The State Officers have planned a “Leadership Lunch” on January 7 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Collette Education Center (35 Commerce Way. Dover, DE 19904). We will be providing information regarding running for State Officer as well as providing lunch to all in attendance. The cost is free, but RSVP information is due ASAP.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by December 16 no later than December 21st to Ms. Hilda Davis at hdavis@doe.k12.de.us. This is your last chance to sign up for this awesome experience and we hope to see you there!

Please be sure to include your name, grade and school in the RSVP. A copy of these forms should be faxed to DOE (fax: 302-739-178) or brought with you on January 7th in order to attend:

We hope to see you there!


Bridgette Spritz, Delaware TSA President & Pratyusha Gupta, National TSA President

Are you a leader in your TSA chapter?

The State Officers have planned a ‘Leadership Lunch’ on January 7 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Collette Education Center (35 Commerce Way. Dover, DE 19904). Lunch will be provided. The officers will detail some of their duties, provide a question and answer session, ask mock interview questions, and be available for any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by December 16 to Ms. Hilda Davis at hdavis@doe.k12.de.us.

We hope to see you there!


150 days.

It may seem like a lot, but there are a mere 150 days until our annual State Conference, held at the Delaware State Fairground on April 26 and 27. Now is the time to start preparing events, recruiting members, fundraising and gathering supplies.

If you need help promoting your chapter, feel free to use this poster to advertise and get students excited about this year’s conference. It was designed by Quan Bui and represents all aspects of Delaware TSA, with the tagline “IT’S GONNA HAPPEN”, referring to the State Conference.

A draft list of competitive events to be held at this year’s conference can be found here.

Be sure to keep following our News Feed for more information as the conference approaches!

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January 26 Update: Check out the 2012 State Conference Page for the latest State Conference information.