With just 100 days until the 2012 National TSA Conference in Nashville, TN, students across the state are preparing for a record-breaking State Conference. Registration is complete and students are diligently working on their events with the State Conference is merely a month away!

Over 500 students and advisors are expected to attend the State Conference from 29 schools across the state; this conference is expected to be off the charts. There are nearly 900 entries for different events that range from CAD to Desktop Publishing to Dragster Design. The conference promises to be challenging competitively.

There was more than a 25% increase in student registration this year compared to last. In part, this was helped by the addition of five new schools, bringing our grand total to 29 chapters. The following schools participate in TSA: A. I. duPont High School, Appoquinimink High School, Beacon Middle School, Brandywine High School, Cab Calloway High School, Caesar Rodney High School, Cape Henlopen High School, Concord High School, Conrad High School, Conrad Middle School, Delmar High School, Dickinson High School, Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, Glasglow High School, Indian River High School, Lake Forest High School, Mariner Middle School, McKean High School, Milford High School, Mt. Pleasant High School, P.S. duPont Middle School, Postlethwait Middle School, Seaford High School, Shue-Medill Middle School, Springer Middle School, Sussex Central High School, Talley Middle School, W.T. Chipman Middle School, and William Penn High School.

Don’t forget that while the State Conference takes place on April 26-27, static events are due March 23! For more information about the Delaware TSA State Conference and to see a list of static events, visit our State Conference page.

The Distinguished Service Award’s purpose is to recognize our incredible membership. Many of you may volunteer at your school, church or elsewhere in your community. We want to acknowledge the outstanding philanthropy of a middle school chapter, high school chapter, and the individual who volunteers the most throughout the year at the State Conference. By taking less than a minute out of your day and submitting this form, you will have the opportunity to win the Distinguished Service Award!

We will only be accepting service forms until March 23rd, 2012 so be sure to submit yours before then!

To submit your service hours, click on the service page from the navigation bar, or simply CLICK HERE.

The 2012 State Conference page has been updated to include a chart outlining the required attire for each event. The chart can be found in the “Competitive Event Center” and under the “Advisor Registration Downloads”.

As we all prepare for the conference, be sure to get the required attire fitted and ready to go.

We can’t wait to see everyone on April 26th and 27th looking sharp!

Several 2012 State Conference files have been updated today based on feedback from the Advisors’ Meeting that was held on February 13. Please check the following files and make sure that you have the latest versions when completing and submitting registration:

If you have an obsolete version of the files above, please update them ASAP. A problem was also found in the Model Rocketry design brief regarding the writing prompt. Be sure to share this with any students working on that event. The design brief has been updated accordingly: