Oklahoma TSA co-hosts national conference
Oklahoma Technology Student Association, a CareerTech student organization, co-hosted the TSA National Conference in Dallas, Texas, recently.
More than 5,000 students from across the country attended the conference, for which Oklahoma TSA also provided several judges and volunteers.
“I am very appreciative of the advisers and other adults who volunteered while in Dallas. Your dedicated work and involvement made co-hosting the conference a huge success,” said Tami Redus, TSA state adviser and STEM program specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
Oklahoma TSA won an award for Most Middle School Chapters, and the Oklahoma chapter advisers of the year were recognized: Susan James of Santa Fe High School in Edmond and Paul Wollenberg of Purcell Junior High School.
Oklahoma students earned three first place awards, two second place awards and three third place awards. First place awards went to teams from Stillwater Junior High School, Edmond Santa Fe High School and Roland Middle School.
Placing second were Greyson Lester of Purcell Junior High School and a team from Will Rogers Junior High School in Claremore. Placing third were Asbah Talal from Edmond North High School, Rithvika Thunuguntla from Stillwater Junior High School and a team from Edmond Santa Fe High School.
In addition, 36 Oklahoma TSA competitors were top 10 finalists in contests at the conference.
TSA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs. It is affiliated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The other six are Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (family and consumer sciences education), FFA (agricultural education), DECA (marketing education), SkillsUSA (trade and industrial education), Business Professionals of America (business and information technology education) and HOSA (health careers education).
About Oklahoma CareerTech
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 394 PK-12 school districts, 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 31 adult basic education service providers.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.