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Director's Memo 2023-7-17

Monday, July 17, 2023

Oklahoma TSA wins membership awards at conference

Oklahoma Technology Student Association won two state superlative membership awards at the National TSA Conference.

Oklahoma took 242 TSA members to the conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and brought home the superlative membership awards for Most Middle School Chapters and Most Middle School Members.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Oklahoma FCCLA brings home national officer, top 10 honors

Oklahoma FCCLA took 347 people to the 78th FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, and brought home 46 top 10 contest honors and a national officer.

Olivia Boeckman, a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America member at Drummond High School, was elected the national vice president of community service during the conference.

Among the 46 top 10 finishes were seven first places, five second places and seven third places. The Oklahoma students were among 4,300 students from across the country who competed, attended workshops and speaker sessions and networked with other FCCLA members.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech Foundation plans golf tourney

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation has revived its annual golf tournament.

The 2023 tournament will be July 30 at LaFortune Park Golf Course in Tulsa. Team check-in will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, tournament orientation and messages from sponsors. The shotgun start will be at 7 p.m., and prizes will be awarded at 10:30 p.m.

The deadline to register is July 21.

The tournament will cost $100 per player or $400 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $1,000. Proceeds will support CareerTech student organizations.

For more information, contact Dwight Hughes (, Mandy Mayberry ( or Gina Hubbard (

For more information about the Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation, visit the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Francis Tuttle Tech student wins national medal

Francis Tuttle Technology Center student Kayla Crossen-Zawila recently won a silver medal at the 2023 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship.

Crossen-Zawila was one of only 40 students selected from among 31,000 competitors to participate in the national tournament, which required them to create a design project in six hours for the Cook Center for Human Connection.

Read more on The Journal Record website.


Northwest Tech helps schools in Panhandle with bus driver training

Northwest Technology Center’s Alva campus has partnered with schools in the Oklahoma Panhandle to provide a school bus driver training program.

Northwest Tech instructors taught classes in Guymon to 32 people from school districts in the Panhandle; the students are now eligible to test for their school bus driver’s licenses. Guymon Public Schools provided the buses for the course.


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