Technology Student Association (TSA) is a club at Twin Valley High School for students that have a passion for technology.TSA is a Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) club that students compete in. It is overseen by three advisors Mr. Joy, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Bowman. Their job as advisors is to help students complete their projects.
TSA is a national organization and Twin Valley High School has had it since 1990. On average Twin Valley TSA has 40-50 members. Anyone can join TSA, but they are recommended to take Technology Education and Engineering classes before hand.
TSA meets every Thursday and every letter flex day. At a normal meeting students work on competition of projets, fundraising ideas, and community service. There are three different levels to competition in TSA. They are regional, states, and national. There are a variety of different competitions to compete in. Some of the most popular are Architectural Design, Board Game Design, and Video Production Design, In 2019 far Twin Valley’s TSA club has 26 students qualified to go to states.
Elijah Pfeiffer (11) holds up signs he constructed with a laser. These pieces are for his new project/idea for an improved subway system.“TSA is a fun club because it allows you to use your creativity and express it by creating something”, said Elijah.
This year’s officers are President Kaeli Ficco (11), Vice President Anna Siv (11), Secretary Ruth Jacobs (10), Treasurer Michael Perez (10, Sergeant-At-Arms Max Hafer (12), Reporter Kyle Haddock (10), Parliamentarian Anabella Acinapura (11), Historian Izzy McCoey (11), and Historian Tate Miller (12). “TSA is a fun club because it allows you to use your creativity and express it by creating something”, said Elijah Pfeiffer. “TSA is great because it opens up so many new opportunities and teaches you so many new things”, said Michael Perez.
Mr. Sanders commented, “TSA is great, it opens up opportunities for a student’s future. Collaboration with other students and competition with other schools helps prepare for your future careers. Regional, State, and National competitions are fun and also eye opening to what else the the world has to offer”.