The website will be the main instrument used for forms and announcements.
Awards and Recognitions:
There are a number of opportunities for students and advisors to be recognized through TSA, and we strongly encourage both students and advisors to take advantage of these great programs! For application forms and complete information, please visit the national TSA website at www.tsaweb.org and click on the Awards and Recognition link at the top of the website. There you will find complete descriptions, deadlines, rules, and entry forms for each award and recognition program listed below.
The TSA Achievement Program is designed to motivate and recognize student members for exemplary effort in a school’s technology education program. This is a non-competitive, self-initiated program that encourages students to develop appropriate attitudes and increase their knowledge and skills through involvement in technology education programs and activities. Bronze and Silver awards will be presented at the state conference; Gold awards will be presented at the national conference.
Are you looking for fundraising ideas, ways to promote your chapter or ways to increase membership? Then look no further than the Advisor Toolkit. The National office has put together a wealth of resources for you. Simply click here (http://www.tsaweb.org/Advisor-Toolkit) to access the various documents to help you and your chapter have a successful year.
Contest Updates and Clarifications
Periodically throughout the year, the published contests may need a point of clarification or may need to have an update prior to the conference. Please click here to review the contest updates and clarifications. http://www.tsaweb.org/Updates-and-Clarification
Current Conference Themes and Problems
For a complete list of this year’s conference themes and problems, please click here: http://www.tsaweb.org/Themes-and-Problems
Distinguished Alumni Award:
The recipients (3 per year) of this award are alumni of TSA who have demonstrated continuous commitment and ongoing service by maintaining a strong relationship with TSA beyond high school graduation. Specifically, recipients will have met the following criteria:
- Graduated from high school a minimum of three years prior, having been a member in good standing with TSA for a minimum of two years.
- Maintained active participation in TSA since high school graduation as confirmed by conference attendance, committee membership, student competitive events judging or other service to TSA.
Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award
The recipient of the Distinguished Student Award is selected on the basis of valued service to the community and to TSA Both past and present contributions are considered. Criteria for eligibility include:
- Active member in good standing with TSA for a minimum of one school year.
- Active participation in TSA at the local, state, or national level.
- Recognition by fellow students, teachers, or administrators of technology education programs as a student who has achieved prominence and distinction.
Honorary Life Award:
The recipient will have demonstrated significant support on behalf of TSA for a minimum of five years and is an individual from whom TSA may reasonably expect reliable and continued interest in its activities.
Outstanding Recognition Award:
The recipient of this award is selected based on valued service contributing to the growth of TSA. Both past and present contributions are considered. Eligibility is based on:
- The organization(s) the recipient represents has supported TSA is some capacity at the local, state, or national level for a minimum of three years.
- Active participation as evidenced by attendance at the conferences, membership on committees, judging student events, etc.
- Involvement with advancing TSA as evidenced by involving other business personnel.
- Industry leaders to support TSA activities.
STAR Recognition Program
TSA provides recognition to those chapters and members who actively assist new or lapsed TSA chapters to become active members. It is through these efforts that TSA continue to grow. Has your chapter assisted a new or inactive TSA chapter (middle or high school) with the affiliation process for this year? If so, we want to know about it so that your chapter received Star recognition! Each chapter that helps a new chapter affiliate receives Star lapel pins and is listed on the national website.
To qualify for Star recognition, return this form to national TSA by May 1. Pins are awarded on the following criteria:
- White Star Recognition 1 to 2 new TSA chapters
- Blue Star Recognition 3 to 5 new TSA chapters
- Red Star Recogniton 6 or more new TSA chapters
For more information on the Star Recognition Program, please click here: http://www.tsaweb.org/sites/default/files/Star-Recognition.pdf
TSA Distinguished Service Award:
The recipient is selected based on valued service to TSA. Both past and present contributions are considered. Criteria include the following:
- Association with TSA is some capacity for a minimum of three years.
- Active participation, as evidenced by attendance at conferences, membership on committees, judging student events, etc.
- Involvement with advancing TSA, as evidenced by work in professional education groups, publications, research, etc.
- High standard of attainment as shown by establishment of new TSA chapters, program expansion or innovation, or by achievement of student members who have gained prominence and distinction.
- Recognition by fellow professionals, as indicated by similar awards from local, district, state or regional groups.
- Current TSA board of directors members are excluded from the nomination during their respective terms of office.
TSA “Teach Technology” Scholarship:
The purpose of the TSA scholarship is to support the technology education profession by encouraging TSA students to pursue careers as K-12 technology teachers. Applicants must have:
- Participated in an active chapter for a minimum of two consecutive years.
- Served as a TSA officer at the local, state, and/or national level for a minimum of one academic year.
- Attended and participated in at least one TSA conference at the state or national level.
TSA Technology Honor Society:
The TSA Technology Honor Society recognizes TSA members who excel in academics, leadership and service to their school and community. The TSA Technology Honor Society is an opportunity for students to be recognized for their efforts and is designed to recognize TSA members who exemplify the high ideals of academics.
William P. Elrod Memorial Scholarship:
The William P. Elrod Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually to a qualified TSA member who is graduating from high school. The scholarship is awarded for outstanding service in the field of technology by a graduating TSA member who is bound for college or vocational or tech school and who is in good academic standing. The winner is announced at the National TSA conference.
TSA Chapter Excellence:
The TSA Chapter Excellence Award recognizes chapters that are outstanding models. Many areas of chapter operation are reviewed, including meetings, scholastic and educational activities, service projects, conference participation, team awards and recognition, and general chapter activities. Also taken into consideration are chapter fund raising projects and leadership development activities.
For more information, contact Tony Raymond, Colorado TSA State Director at:
9101 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, Colorado, 80230-6011