This school year three of the CTE teachers at RHS implemented TSA (Technology Student Association) as their CTSO. In February we took 12 high school students and 6 middle school students to the state competition where 1,000’s of students competed in over 40 different competitions at the high school and middle school levels. One of our students, Anna, won first place, which is such a huge accomplishment, especially since this is the first year we have ever competed. She had to submit an early submission of her project and was in the top six students to move on to the onsite competition at state, where she then went on to win first place. With this win, she is able to go on to compete at the national level, where students from all over America compete.
I would like to take advantage of an important and unique opportunity to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at our school and give Anna this opportunity that she has earned. This year, from June 21st to June 25th, in Orlando, Florida, our Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter can attend a premier educational event. I would like Anna and I to attend this conference, as this is an opportunity to make an investment in our STEM initiative. This, of course, is a costly trip, but well worth it.
The 2017 national TSA conference has received National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) approval for student contests and activities that motivate students to be creative and demonstrate excellence. In addition to promoting student participation in STEM-oriented competitive events, the conference offers invaluable teacher exposure to the latest teaching and learning best practices. My participation in this program complements our school’s objectives as well as my professional development goals. More information about the conference is available on TSA’s conference website.
Thank you, in advance, for your consideration of helping Anna and I attend the competition.
TSA Advisor RHS Chapter
Dates for conference 6/21-6/25
Registration Fee – $100 student $100 Advisor $45 Guest = $245
Flight – $300 each = $600
Hotel – $182/night each = $1,456
TSA Official Dress Shirts – $30 2 each = $120
Food – $50 per day each = $500
Total = $3,000