It is with sadness that I have to tell you that due to the Governor’s announcement yesterday afternoon that schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year due to COVID19 that Technosphere 2020 has now been cancelled. Here is what you need to know in regards to your hotel rooms.
Regarding the guestroom blocks at the Embassy Suites, it is asked that you call to cancel your own individual reservations. Please know that they will not be enforcing a cancellation penalty.
Holiday Inn Express – They have cancelled the block and all reservations. If you need a cancellation number, you can call the hotel.
Hilton Garden Inn – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
Springhill Suites – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
Hyatt Place Hampton – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
No cancellation of a hotel room at any of the five locations will have a penalty.
The Virginia TSA 2019 Leadership Academy was held at Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Keezletown in November. It was a great weekend for all the Virginia TSA members who attended. There were leadership sessions provided by the Virginia TSA State Officer team throughout the weekend which included some competitions that culminated with prizes for the winning leadership teams. Teams were chosen from members of all the schools that were in attendance from the state. This allowed for a lot of communication from students across the state. The student members got to work with students from their own school as well as others from schools across the state in the leadership activities. After the opening session on Friday night, all members went outside to a campfire where they made smores. The members who attended also were involved in team bonding outside activities during the day on Saturday that included a climbing wall, archery and a nature trail to name a few. All students got a lot out of the weekend and a had a great time in the process. Virginia TSA members, if you did not attend leadership academy this year, you definitely want to be a part next year. It is an experience that you will not forget.
Virginia TSA hosted the 2019 National TSA Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on June 28 – July 2, 2019. Pictured below is a portion of the state delegation that attended the conference. Virginia TSA competed very well at Nationals as it had 80 individuals or teams place in the top 10 during the five-day event, including a clean sweep of the top three spots in High School Flight Endurance. All together Virginia students took home eight first place trophies at the National conference. Here is a link for you to be able to see all the Virginia state winners at the conference. Virginia TSA top 10s 2019 National Conference
Virginia TSA has been privileged over the years to be associated with many leaders who have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and provided high distinction within TSA and the Technology Education profession. Virginia TSA desires to continue that Tradition of Excellence and therefore each year offers three separate scholarships in honor of these distinguished professional leaders. Please seek out those graduating seniors who fit these qualities and apply for one of these Scholarships listed below. Applications can be found at the following Link: http://virginiatsa.org/resources/
The deadline for returning applications is March 31, 2020.
The Virginia Technology Student Association announces the availability of the $1000 Monroe Scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in teacher preparation – with certification in technology education. The award – in honor of John Monroe, DTE, a Virginia technology educator – is based upon evidence of leadership potential and desire to be a teacher.
The Virginia Technology Student Association announces the availability of the $1,000 Hughes Scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in teacher preparation – with certification in technology education. The award – in honor of Thomas A. Hughes, Jr., a Virginia technology educator – is based upon evidence of leadership potential and desire to be a teacher.
The Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association announces the availability of the $1,000 George R. Willcox Scholarship for an undergraduate student. The award is based upon evidence of leadership.