After a year of many virtual state events, Virginia TSA had a great showing at the first ever 2021 Virtual National TSA Conference during the month of June. Virginia TSA had 39 schools compete with 363 students and advisors taking part in the virtual event. There were 64 events that were open for participation at the National Conference and Virginia schools took first place in 12 of those events. Short Pump Middle School and Rachel Carson Middle School led the way taking first place in four events. Eagle Ridge Middle School had a first place with Mills Godwin High School, Harrisonburg High School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology bringing home the rest of the top spot hardware for the state.
Virginia TSA added six second place finishes and 12 third place trophies. Nine different schools placed in the top three in an event for Virginia TSA. Short Pump led the way in total podium finishes with 12, while Rachel Carson had seven and Holman Middle School brought home five. Altogether Virginia TSA received 30 trophies. Virginia TSA also had a total of 68 top 10s at the conference. The following link breaks this down for the state.
Virginia TSA top 10s 2021 National Conference
Virginia TSA is proud to announce that it has a new partnership for the 2020-2021 school year. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is partnering with Virginia TSA to help STEM students across the state have more opportunities at the middle and high school level. This partnership will allow students and teachers to have more access to Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and other VDOT employees across the state to enhance their learning environments and give them feedback on their competitive events. Virginia TSA will also have even more qualified judges at its competitive events at the regional and state level due to this partnership. This partnership is a win-win for the students involved in Virginia TSA.
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, 2022.
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.