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


This year’s state conference was a huge success; and was so because of all of the dedicated members who participated in this awesome event!

We have a have a gallery of images taken at the state conference here, and we have videos made by students at the state conference on our YouTube page.

We are also happy to announce the 2015-2016 state officer team…

President – Michael Canning
Vice President – Johnny Bui
Secretary – Sherry Kumar
Treasurer – Connor Wagaman
Reporter – Kiran Manisuubbu
Sergeant at Arms – Katheryn Hartley

We cannot wait to see everyone in Texas!


We have some exciting updates regarding this year’s state conference fundraiser, “Human Hungry, Hungry Hippos.” Teams of four TSA members will get the chance to compete in a life size hungry hippos game. We are anxious to see everyone participate, and hope to get some awesome footage of the participants.

Teams must register with Katie Kalman, using the email address katelyn.sclesky@gmail.com by Sunday, April 26th; be sure to include your school, team name, and team member names. There is a small registration fee of $5 per participant that it payable at the conference on April 29th. Team members are permitted to wear athletic shoes, a TSA t-shirt and jeans during the event, but MUST CHANGE BACK TO CONFERENCE ATTIRE AFTERWARDS. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.

Don’t have a team of four? No problem! We will create a pool of individual participants and form teams from the pool.  When registering with Mrs. Kalman, just inform her that you are an individual.

For anyone not wishing to participate in this fundraiser event, we encourage you to donate to the event anyway; as was said before all of the proceeds are going to a really worthy cause.


March 21st was the official due date for all off-site events; the projects turned in from teams around the state have been distributed for judging. We saw many promising looking submissions and are anxiously awaiting the results; which will be revealed at this year’s state conference.

During the event check in the state management team brought together all of the supplies for this year’s fundraiser, Human Hungry Hippos, which is explained here. The event is on track and looking good. If you wish to create a team for the event please register with Katie Kalman, using the email address katelyn.sclesky@gmail.com; be sure to include your school, team name, and team member names.

Be sure to practice for your on-site events for the state conference; we are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!