Making Your Chapter Part of the Community

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TSA doesn’t get a lot of recognition at many schools. A lot of times its achievements are overshadowed by other clubs or its students are mislabeled as geeks and nerds. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. At Lower Merion High School, our TSA chapter participates in a dance at a our school’s annual pep rally called Maroon Madness. The dances started a few years ago, and since our first one we’ve been encouraged every year to come back. The pep rally is great for getting our name out in the community and bonding within our chapter. Through these dances, we’ve really gained respect from the student body and had a lot of fun. We’ve found as a chapter that taking something we enjoy and sharing it with our community has made us proud to be part of TSA. This has been a great experience for me personally to gain confidence in public performance (and, of course, my dancing abilities) as well. I encourage all chapters to try to seek out similar events.

For chapters who are looking for adventure, I encourage you to be bold and start a new activity that will leave your team proud and your community happy. These activities could also incorporate fundraising for your TSA chapter or the American Cancer Society. Show your TSA spirit and have fun!

If you are looking for ideas, you can contact me at parliamentarian [at] patsa.org or any other members of the state officer team. Also, email us if you’d like to share a successful experience with all of PA-TSA.