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Technology Student Association

TCMS TSA

2022-23 School Year

Officers

Wyatt Deuvall, President

Jacob Jones, Vice President

Zarhia O'Nan, Secretary

Jenna Vande Slunt, Reporter

Ramon Rodriguez, Sergeant-at-Arms

Connor Swan, Treasurer

Misty Guthrie, Chapter Advisor

TSA Canvas Page

Required Chapter Meetings & Optional Open Lab Days will be posted in the TCMS School Calendar.  Meetings end at 5:00 unless noted otherwise. 

The VEX IQ Robotics Team will meet weekly on Mondays starting in September and may also attend Open Labs.

Students who are registered with TSA will be invited to participate in the TSA Canvas Page. 

All important chapter information and conference information can be found on the TSA Canvas Page.

Requirements to Join and Participate in TSA

In compliance with Federal Law, Craven County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

 

TSA's Mission

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and career opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.

 

Who are TSA Members?

TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students who are currently enrolled in, or who have completed, technology education or computer science / IT courses, TSA's membership includes over 200,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 47 states. Members invest their time and energy to learn through exciting and challenging competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more.

TSA membership is limited to between 25-30 for the 2022-23 school year. If more than 30 students apply, prior TSA participants will be accepted, and the rest of the slots will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Considerations will include: grades and behavior during 2021-22, overall diversity of TCM TSA, and mutually desired partnerships for specific events. In some cases, teacher input may be requested.

  

Middle School Competitions 

There are 37 different middle school competitions including the partial listing below.

Most events are available even if we must compete virtually. 

For a complete list with descriptions, visit this website.  You may also find information about many of these events on the TSA Canvas Page.

Biotechnology

Career Prep

Children's Stories

Coding

Dragster

Digital Photography

Essays on Technology

Flight

Forensic Technology

Foundations of Information Technology

Inventions and Innovations

Junior Solar Sprint

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Technology

Microcontroller Design

Off the Grid

Prepared Speech

Problem Solving (on-site challenge)

Video Game Design

Website Design

Vex IQ Robotics

 

2021-22 TCMS TSA Recognitions

 

Regional Conference (Feb 2022)

Ramon Rodriguez -- 1st Place Dragster

Kaleb Gayle and Maggie Hirsch -- 3rd Place Mechanical Engineering

Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Prepared Speech

Maggie Hirsch and Jenna Vande Slunt -- 3rd Place Problem Solving

Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris and Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Tech Bowl

 

State Conference (April 2022)

Wyatt Deuvall, Jacob Jones and Ramon Rodriguez -- 2nd Place Mechanical Engineering

Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris and Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Tech Bowl

Jacob Jones -- 1st Place Dragster

Ramon Rodriguez -- 2nd Place Dragster

Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris, and Alexander Windley -- 2nd Place Junior Solar Sprint

Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Prepared Speech

Jacob Jones, Wyatt Deuvall, Ramon Rodriguez, Zarhia O'Nan, Jenna Vande Slunt, Kristina Monk -- 1st Place VEX IQ Robotics

 

National Conference (June 2022)

Ramon Rodriguez, Jacob Jones, and Wyatt Deuvall -- 3rd Place Mechanical Engineering

Ramon Rodriguez -- Top Ten Finalist Dragster

Jacob Crocker and Cody Morris -- Top Ten Finalist Junior Solar Sprint

 

2020-21 TCMS TSA Recognitions

Regional Conference (Feb 2021)

Garrett Schmidt -- 1st Place Career Prep

Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Career Prep

Ana Stewart and PJ Rubenacker -- 1st Place Video Game Design

JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- 1st Place Biotechnology

Shalyn Barnes -- 1st Place Digital Photography

Chloe Schreckengost -- 4th Place Digital Photography

State Conference (April 2021)

Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Career Prep and 3rd Place Foundations of Information Technology

Jacob Crocker -- 1st Place Foundations of Information Technology

JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- 1st Place Biotechnology

Shalyn Barnes -- 2nd Place Digital Photography

National Conference (June 2021)

Kimberly Kearby -- Top Ten Finalist Career Prep and Top Ten Finalist Foundations of Information Technology

JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- Top Ten Finalist Biotechnology

  • Prior enrollment, current enrollment, or enrolled in 2nd Semester in STEM, Career Lab, or Computer Science class
  • Must be enrolled at TCMS. Students who transfer in from a school where they were members of TSA can speak with Mrs. Guthrie in order to transfer membership.
  • Proven ability to maintain passing grades in classes (Students with low grades may not be allowed to travel to competitions)
  • No major or frequent minor behavior incidents in school (Students with behavior challenges may not be allowed to travel to competitions)
  • Interested in competing in one or more competitive events with a STEM or Computer Science focus
  • Available to attend after-school meetings and time to prepare for competitions after school with team or individually as needed for success.
  • Cost to join is $20.00 for state and national dues.  Cost to travel will be released later in the fall. Our district CTE funds will cover some costs of competition, but the hotel and food costs will be covered by the students' families. Fundraisers are available to help with costs.

For More Information Contact:

Mrs. Misty Guthrie

TSA Advisor

200 Sermons Boulevard

Havelock, NC  28532

Phone- 252.444.7200

Fax- 252.444.7206

misty.guthrie@cravenk12.org