Last October, the Delaware TSA state officers volunteered as actors in an event called Fright Night at Brecknock Park. The haunted attraction is very famous around the Camden and Dover area and has 29 spooky scenes, including an abandoned bus, toxic wasteland, and a maze around a barn.

Fright Night organizers were able to present a check of over $500 to Home of the Brave, an organization that makes it their goal to reduce homelessness among the military veteran population. This group makes sure to provide basic necessities to the homeless such as food, shelter, and clothing, as well as counseling, transportation, and much more.

Your state officers were able to contribute by dressing up and spooking attendees. It was an honor to help out and raise money for the Home of the Brave organization and a fun experience making people scream. We look forward to coming back next October and helping out again!

If you or your chapter would like to attend a service project with your state officers, check out the DETSA Website or contact one of your state officers.


This year’s CTSO Fall Leadership Conference is next week (October 20 for high school and October 21 for middle school) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (registration is at 8:00 AM) at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Students will participate in interactive, hands-on workshops that will help them develop leadership skills in all aspects of their lives. Workshops will be facilitated by Junior Achievement of Delaware and CTSO State Officers. “General Session Attire,” as described on the national TSA website, is mandatory.

Please remind your students to bring donations for the food drive. We look forward to seeing you! The State Officers have planned a fantastic professional development to support you and your chapters! The Food Bank of Delaware will be onsite collecting canned goods and non-perishable items. Please bring donations.


The September monthly service project was the first service project your DETSA State Officers attended of the year! On September 19th, your state officers volunteered at South Bowers Beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day, a global effort involving thousands of volunteers around the world to clean up the coasts.

The annual Coastal Cleanup is a volunteer event where participants volunteer to make beaches cleaner and safer. There are countless aquatic animals that need clean beaches in order to remain healthy. At the same time, we need to make sure that beaches are safe for people who visit the area. Cleaning up our beaches is a very important effort to make our beaches beautiful.

We enjoyed serving our community by making our beaches cleaner, and we all reflected back on such a great and amazing time. In the end, our group of volunteers collected five bags of garbage on the beach. With a little help from everybody, and the thousands of volunteers who came out, the service project was a success.

If you or your chapter may be interested in joining your state officers for a service project, visit the Delaware TSA website at detsa.org to check out future service projects or contact one of your state officers.


This year’s CTSO Fall Leadership Conference will take place on October 20 for high school and October 21 for middle school from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (registration is at 8:00 AM) at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.

Students will participate in interactive, hands-on workshops that will help them develop leadership skills in all aspects of their lives. Workshops will be facilitated by Junior Achievement of Delaware and CTSO State Officers. “General Session Attire,” as described on the national TSA website, is mandatory.

The Food Bank of Delaware will be onsite collecting canned goods and non-perishable items. Please bring donations.

Go to http://www.registermychapter.com/ctso/de/Main.asp to sign up. The fee is $25 per student and $25 for advisors. A maximum of 6 students from each chapter may attend. Registration closes on September 30. We hope to see you there!


Please save the date for Oct 6 from 5-8 pm to attend the annual Delaware TSA Fall Advisors Chapter planning meeting to be held at the Collette Educational Resource Center that is located at 35 Commerce Way, Dover, DE.

At this meeting we will discuss the general planning details for the upcoming year, review details of the upcoming TSA Fall Leadership Conference (Oct 20 & 21) and food drive, discuss planned competitive events, share planning calendars, and the state officers will share their program of work.

This will also be your opportunity to network with colleagues, share your ideas and concerns for consideration by the executive planning team, and have a light meal provided.

Further, the school award plaques from the 2015 state conference will be distributed