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Esha_Bolar

PRESIDENT
Esha Bolar
Johnston High School
Grimes, Iowa

Since I joined TSA in the sixth grade, it has been my favorite school activity. TSA provides a way to learn about the real world and experiment with opportunities related to future careers. In TSA I have learned critical life skills, like adaptability and initiative. For that, I always will be grateful. I am honored to represent TSA this year as the national president. 

In addition to TSA, I am involved in a number of other school organizations and hold leadership positions in the National Honor Society and Student Council. TSA has fostered my interest in public speaking, which I use in speech and debate activities, as well as mock trial. I also spend time focusing on student mental health, with Students4Change and the NHS Student Leadership Network on Mental Health. I am a music enthusiast and participate in the school choir and show choir. In my community I promote sustainable agricultural practices and support my town’s food pantry through the Green Pantry Project. In addition to school and local engagement, I like staying civically involved in my state. 

Serving as a TSA state officer (sergeant-at-arms and secretary) and competing and placing in events at the state and national levels have contributed to me being the person I am today. My favorite TSA events are Prepared Presentation and Children's Stories. Involvement in TSA has helped me develop the courage to speak in front of crowds at conferences and has shown me how being a part of an open-minded team can support accomplishing goals—truly, together everyone achieves more. TSA has changed my life, and this organization will forever hold a special place in my heart

 

Carson_Schmitt

VICE PRESIDENT
Carson Schmitt
Ola High School
McDonough, Georgia

I have been involved in TSA for as long as I can remember - indirectly at first because I observed both of my parents serving as TSA advisors. In the sixth grade I joined TSA with no hesitation, already knowing the benefits TSA provides to its members. Some of my favorite competitions include Microcontroller Design, Prepared Speech, VEX Robotics, and System Control. After my first year in TSA, I ran for and served two consecutive terms as a Georgia TSA state officer - one as second vice president and one as vice president. I now feel very fortunate to serve as your national vice president.

Outside of TSA, I enjoy video games, photography, videography, hanging out with friends and family, playing on my school’s soccer team, and doing magic tricks.

My TSA experiences have taught me skills like teamwork, collaboration, and communication, which are helpful now and will continue to be helpful in the future. I am very grateful for all this organization has done for me, and I look forward to serving the members of TSA this coming year.

 

Sami_Vallury

SECRETARY
Sami Vallury
MOT Charter High School
Middletown, Delaware

When I first learned about TSA, I knew that it would be a perfect fit for me. I quickly involved myself in the organization, and it became one of my favorite extracurriculars. Through the supportive and collaborative environment of TSA, I have been able to learn more about myself, develop my skills, build my confidence, and prepare for the future. 

My favorite event in TSA is Debating Technological Issues, which encourages debate and public speaking abilities, as well as learning about technology-related problems. I also really enjoy using creativity and teamwork in competition, which is why Engineering Design is another one of my favorite competitions. When not participating in TSA, I volunteer with local nonprofits, serve as the president of the National Technical Honor Society at my school, and run cross country. I also love reading, traveling, and spending time with my friends. 

I know how important TSA is to its members, which is why I am so honored to have the opportunity to represent you this year. 

 

Shreemayi_Undavalli

TREASURER
Shreemayi Undavalli
Longview High School
Longview, Texas

I joined TSA at the beginning of my 8th-grade year, just a few weeks after my family moved to Texas. TSA was entirely new to me, and I had no idea what to expect. It did not take long for me to understand the impact this organization has on its members, and more so, the impact it started to have on me. 

During my time in TSA, I have competed in events ranging from Chapter Team, in which I was introduced to parliamentary procedure, to Tech Bowl - an event that has allowed me to pursue my passion for clicking buzzers and answering questions on the clock. Outside of TSA, I enjoy playing tennis, representing my school as class vice president, and volunteering to serve my community.

TSA has helped me discover my passion for STEM, public speaking, and leadership. I am grateful that this organization has helped me grow as both a competitor and a leader, and I am honored to serve as your national TSA treasurer this year.

 

Samra_Iqbal

REPORTER
Samra Iqbal
Caesar Rodney High School
Dover, Delaware

Eleven years ago, when I attended my first national TSA conference as a six-year-old with my siblings, I thought, "One day, this is going to be me." Now, after five years of being a member, there are not enough words to express my gratitude for TSA and how this organization has helped me to grow into the person I am today. When I joined TSA, I made a goal that I would work to play a larger part in making the organization even better for future members. Now, with your support, I am honored to take on that larger role by serving as your 2022-2023 National TSA Reporter.

Over the years, some of my favorite events have been Challenging Tech Issues, Children's Stories, and Fashion Design and Technology. I have had the honor of serving as the Reporter and Vice President for Delaware TSA, gaining crucial skills and becoming a better leader through those roles. Outside of TSA, I volunteer for a medical-oriented organization called Apollo, teach at my local Sunday school, serve as a student member on the DACCTE Board, serve as class president, and I am a member of the Youth Philanthropy Board for my county. I enjoy golfing in my free time.

I have learned so much - and developed lifelong friendships and memories - by being involved in TSA for the past five years. Now, I am grateful for the chance to support others in their own TSA journey. 

 

David_Marquez

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
David Marquez
STEM School Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

My TSA journey started in 5th grade, when I met the Colorado TSA state advisor and first viewed a shipment of TSA pins. Those pins just drew me in, and I joined TSA the next year. Then, when I attended my first national TSA conference in Atlanta and saw the national TSA officers on stage, I made it my goal to become one too. Having served two years as the Colorado TSA sergeant-at-arms, I am now super excited and honored to take on the role of national TSA sergeant-at-arms.

TSA’s leadership opportunities and its competitions hold great importance in my life. Some of my favorite events have been Chapter Team, Career Prep, Promotional Marketing, and Data Science and Analytics - all of which have allowed me to explore my passions for STEM, as well as grow as a person and teammate.

Outside of TSA, I am involved with my school's Science National Honor Society and serve as vice president for this school year. I also am an officer for my school’s student advisory committee. In my community, I volunteer with GraceFull Cafe, a non-profit that cares for and feeds the unhoused. I love the outdoors, studying ecosystems, and hiking in the Colorado mountains where I can practice plant and mushroom identification skills.

TSA and its amazing members mean so much to me. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your national TSA sergeant-at-arms!