Totally Tech

TSA stems to future growth


Kaiden Keeler

TSA’s newly elected officers take a photo after reading ballots. Led by President Elijah Raphael Guerrero, Vice President Maria Lozada, Treasurer Sabrina Gallaspy, Secretary Sharlene Mendoza, Reporter Andy Jiang and Sergeant-at-Arms Khang Dinh take the first step as the organization’s leaders.

From food parties to late workouts after school, students can occupy their time with the many clubs, electives and sports offered at school, and one of those clubs is the award-winning Technology Student Association, TSA club .

TSA strives to create a strong team for competition in the S.T.E.M field and compete in elaborate and challenging skill-based events.

“TSA is a national club where students compete in various areas,” Angela Leverette, Robotics coach and Principals of Applied Engineering teachers, said.

 The Robotics team, which falls under the TSA umbrella, recently won the state championship.  

TSA has many challenging things for participants to compete in, allows members to explore different paths in S.T.E.M field, and is not just limited to building with one’s hands.

“With a wide range of things from animation to architecture and engineering, students turn in drawing and models, and there’s just a tremendous list of available categories to participate in,” Engineering and Architecture teacher Loren Freed said

Leading to new opportunities, the TSA club gives way to new things that some may have never seen or participated in before.

Members compete in various contests that challenge members on their creativity, ingenuity, and ability to overcome obstacles and complete complex tasks.  TSA affords its members to have not just a place for competition but teamwork and relationship building as well.

“The most rewarding part about TSA is you make a lot of friends plus do something that you’re passionate about.  In and out of school,  we hang out with friends and go to social events. It is really just the best part about TSA,” Elijah Raphael Guerrero, TSA President, said.

The group was initially founded in 1978 and since then, it has grown into a massive organization that is built upon helping students reach their highest potential. TSA promotes leadership and teamwork and enables students to expand their knowledge of the S.T.E.M pathway.  TSA allows students passionate about S.T.E.M to get involved with a program that can help them reach new opportunities in the field that can be hard to obtain.