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TSA alumni/ae credit the Technology Student Association with having a positive influence on their lives. Click on each image below to learn more about an alumnus/alumna. (To connect with alumni/ae, email with the name of the alum in the subject line of the email.)


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Steven Stokes

Carl Junction High School, Carl Junction, MO
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Economics, Missouri Southern State University, expected 2019
Student Minister, Mt. Hope Church of Christ, Webb City, MO

What did you gain in TSA?

TSA taught me to be a leader. In TSA, I learned how to lead others to complete projects and work with teams to make and achieve goals. I had to opportunity to sit on boards with accomplished adults and express my ideas and opinions with strength, humility, and candor. In my current position, I work with teams of people of all ages, both heading up some teams and being the junior member on others. I am able to do this effectively because of the skills I learned as a TSA chapter president, Missouri TSA regional vice president and state president, and national TSA president.

What advice do you have for current TSA student members?

Take the lead. For some, that may mean running for local, regional, state, or national office. For others, that may mean helping out with a chapter project. Still for others, it may mean taking charge in a team competitive event. Whatever it means for you, the skills you learn in TSA will stay with you throughout your life. The best way to learn leadership skills is to step up and take the lead. Fortunately, sometimes, all you need to do is step up.