LEAP Competition Engagement

Every TSA high school member is required to submit a LEAP (Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth.) resume as part of every high school competition in which they compete this year. Each LEAP resume tracks the leadership activities and experiences a TSA member has completed as part of each competition.

LEAP resumes for individual and team high school events are available via the links below and in the TSA High School Competitive Events Guide for the 2017 and 2018 National TSA Conferences.  Participants who advance to the semifinalist level of an event will be required to participate in a LEAP interview.

Participants at the national TSA conference who do not submit the required LEAP resume will not be evaluated.


LEAP will be integrated into the middle school competitions next year, 2017-2018.

TSA members are encouraged to use the free Student Leadership Challenge (SLC) sample resources, in addition to other TSA LEAP resources listed below, as they complete the new TSA competitive event LEAP leadership resume requirement for all TSA competitions. These free resources are applicable to all LEAP activities. Complete Student Leadership Challenge publications are available for purchase, but not required for participation in any aspect of LEAP.

LEAP Competition Engagement FAQ

More information about LEAP, including specific instructions and resources, can be found in the 2017 & 2018 High School Technology Activities, National TSA Conference Competitive Events Guide and through the links below. High School chapter advisors can obtain the current High School Competitive Events Guide when they affiliate.  Click here to affiliate.

2017 National TSA Conference LEAP Guidelines for High School Competitions

LEAP Resume/Interview Guidelines

Resume Statement Example Chart

LEAP Resume Individual Event Instructions (Quick Guide)

LEAP Resume Template – Individual Event

LEAP Resume Team Event Instructions (Quick Guide)

LEAP Resume Template – Team Event

Judging Protocol


*Kouzes, James and Posner, Barry. The Student Leadership ChallengeFive Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008