G.W. Carver High School
My journey with TSA started as a shy and timid 7th grader. Six years later, I am a senior, who, through TSA, has gone from serving at the local level, to now, serving more than 250,000 leaders of tomorrow. It is hard to pick my favorite competitive event, but if I had to decide, it would be Prepared Presentation, which has honed my communication, public speaking, organization, and time management skills. I have had tremendous opportunities available to me through TSA, from being a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) chapter officer coach for my district, to advocating for Career and Technical Education (CTE) on the federal level. TSA has taught me the value and true meaning of servant leadership.
As a mentor in school, each summer I coordinate with administration on freshman orientation. I work with local elementary and middle school students to get their imagination flowing in STEM. I am the student chair of a community service project that educates citizens on local history and works with community leaders. My drive to serve others also is why I appreciate my job at Chick-fil-A. In college, I plan to double major in business administration and political science, so I can accomplish everything from operating and owning a Chick-fil-a, to one day becoming president of the United States.
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
I am a senior in high school and I have been a member of TSA for six years. Each year has been an experience I will never forget. I will always be grateful for my TSA friends and advisors who pushed me to the best of my ability.
I have expanded my horizons by competing in many TSA competitions. My favorite is Prepared Presentation, through which I have learned everything from public speaking to managing stress.
Outside of TSA, I serve as National Honor Society secretary and student body president. I am a varsity volleyball player, and a member of the French Club, National Art Honor Society, and International Studies. I am also a church worship leader and a county junior ambassador.
In the future, I plan to use the skills TSA has taught me, my drive to serve others, and most importantly—my faith—to become a missionary. I aspire to represent and serve a developing nation in any way possible, while introducing different forms of technology that are beneficial to that country and its people.
Carl Junction High School
Carl Junction, MO
I am a junior in high school, and I have been a member of TSA for six years, during which time I have competed in Technology Bowl, Chapter Team, and Photographic Technology. My favorite TSA event is Promotional Design because it makes members think outside the box and learn how to market materials in interesting and creative ways.
Outside of TSA, I serve as flute section leader in my school’s marching band, swim on my school’s competitive swim team, and am involved in the drama department. I also tutor elementary school students through the A+ program, and belong to the Spanish National Honor Society, LEO Club, and Interact Club.
At this point in time, I do not know exactly what the future holds for me, but I do know that no matter what career I choose, the skills I am learning through TSA will help prepare me for that field.
Arapahoe High School
As a junior in high school, I will be going into my fifth year in TSA and I have found my passions along the way, particularly in public speaking and presenting. My favorite event is Prepared Presentation because of the skills I have learned from competing in this event.
Outside of TSA, I serve as my school's Math Club president, a Link Crew leader, and youth group volunteer. In the future, I plan to work toward earning my pilot’s license and eventually becoming an astronaut. TSA has made me realize that my goal of becoming an astronaut is not out of reach; with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Harriton High School
I have been a member of TSA for seven great years. Now as a senior, looking back, I am proud to say TSA has allowed me to learn skills such as public speaking, leadership, computer-aided design (CAD), video editing, photography, and much more—opening many doors for my future. My favorite event is CAD; I have been able to use what I learned in TSA to solve different problems outside of the classroom. Now, I am honored to serve as your 2018-2019 national TSA reporter.
I play the tenor saxophone, volunteer at my local fire department, and participate in the National Honor Society. I am a very active person who cycles and participates in my school’s swim and tennis teams.
After high school, I plan to use the interests and skills I have gained in TSA to help guide myself through a STEM area of study, such as mechanical engineering or computer science.
Carl Junction High School
Carl Junction, MO
I am incredibly excited to serve as your 2018–2019 national TSA sergeant-at-arms! After growing up attending national TSA conferences, I joined TSA in 6th grade. Now, I am a junior in high school.
In TSA, I have been able to compete in several different events. My favorite is Chapter Team. Parliamentary procedure is not only useful, it is fun. In addition, I enjoy working with my friends to accomplish something most students do not even understand.
Outside of TSA, I am highly involved with my youth group. I play varsity softball, basketball, and soccer. I am working toward getting a certificate in programmable logic controllers (PLC) in high school. In the future, I plan to become a robotics engineer.