Boiling Springs High School TSA

Region 3 Pennsylvania TSA Chapter

WHAT IS TSA?


TSA, or Technology Student Association, is a nationwide competition organization for students spanning a broad range of interests and passions through a diversity of events. It fosters a love of STEM among students, and provides an environment where they can incorporate their individual skills into a modern context. Members can compete at local, state, and national conferences.


Motto:

Learning To Live In A Technical World


Creed:

I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry. Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live. I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living. I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability. I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.





ABOUT OUR CHAPTER


The TSA chapter at Boiling Springs High School is a Region 3 chapter apart of the Pennsylvania TSA organization. Our chapter was founded during the 2007-2008 school year by Jason Jarrett and Luke Fetterolf, and the membership increases every year.



Chapter Meetings


The chapter meets during a specified resource (study hall) period, in the graphics lab, to go over upcoming events and to give general announcements. These meetings are run by the officer team, who is elected by the members of the chapter.


After School Work Sessions


The chapter holds after school work sessions on almost every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and sometimes extend longer to 7:00 PM. The chapter advisors graciously donate their time to stay for these sessions to help members with their projects and anything else.






CONFERENCES



REGION 3 CONFERENCE


Every year on the first Saturday in February, members of chapters apart of Region 3 come together to compete at the PA TSA Region 3 Conference. The PA-TSA organization is split into different regions, and have their own conferences. At Regionals, this is the preliminary round where everyone starts. Members compete in different events they select, following the event guidelines, here members can qualify to States.

PA STATE CONFERENCE


If members do well enough at their Regional conference, they can qualify to the State conference. For Boiling Springs, the minimum requirement to make it to States is either get a first place in at least one (1) event or place top three (3) in at least two events. The State conference for PA is held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, outside of Somerset Pennsylvania.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


Nationals is the top conference that members can make it to. It is difficult to make it to this conference. In our chapter, less than 3 people will move on from States to Nationals. The conference is held in a different place every year. This year it will be held in Orlando, while the last conference was held in National Harbor. To make it to Nationals, members must place (getting in the top 3) in three (3) events.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Foundry Day

Every year in June, the TSA chapter participates in Boiling Springs' Arts & Crafts Festival, Foundry Day. We have a tent set up demonstrating blacksmith related things. We also sell items at the tent, and all proceeds go to help benefit the chapter throughout the year.

Shelf Restoration

BSHS TSA members renovated a shelf for one of the school’s classrooms so it would fit their needs.

Laptop Storing Shelf

This shelf was designed and constructed by our TSA students and advisors. We donated this and one other shelf to the life skills kids for them to store their laptops in.

Simple Machines Lesson

BSHS TSA members worked with the lifeskills classroom in a lesson on simple machines. Students created cars and seatbelts to race down an inclined plane.

Chapter Leadership

Officer Team

Nevin Disque President
Macy Trostle Vice President
Anna Chamberlin Secretary
Wesley Dellinger Sergeant at Arms
Roy Delevan Historian/Reporter
Ben Fasick Treasurer

Advisors

Mr. Jason Jarrett
Mr. Connor Ronan
Mr. Brian Shea

PROJECTS


Here are some of the many projects members of our chapter are currently working on!




Webmaster

Forensic Science

Extemporaneous Speech

Photo Technology

Technology Bowl

Essays on Technology

Children's Stories

CAD Arc./Eng.

And Many More!

AWARDS



Event Place
Forensic Science 1st and 9th
PA - Logo Design 3rd and 4th
Promotional Design 4th and 10th
Music Production 5th
Software Development 7th
Future Technology & Engineering Teacher 7th
Debating Technological Issues 8th
PA - Safety Illustration 8th
Transportation Modeling 9th
Computer-Aided Design - Engineering 10th
Fashion Design and Technology 10th

*These are results from the 2019 Pennsylvania TSA State Conference