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President's Update: July and August 2015

Hello PA-TSA! This is the first monthly update to keep you informed about what the state officer team is doing. In this article I have some information about state officer projects and state committees. If you need anything or have any questions, you can email one of us for help at any time!

PA State Officer Candidates for 2015-2016

Here is a look at the candidates that are running for 2015-2016 state office. Make sure that you see and meet them in a few days at the State Conference. Remember to vote on Friday night at the business meeting!

NASCAR Reminder to All Chapters!

The state conference is near, and so is the NASCAR Relay! Find out how you can contribute to the American Cancer Society and how your chapter can win prizes.

Exciting opportunity for all TSA students!

Hey PA-TSA members and advisors! Be sure to check this article out about an exciting opportunity to be a part of a live video chat with the national officers!

Green Committee Application

This article provides a link to the online application to become a member of the 2014-15 PATSA Green Committee.

Candidates for 2014-15 state office

The list of State Officer candidates for 2014-15 is now available. Read their campaign statements online, and come prepared to meet them at the state conference.

State officer candidate application now open

The online application for state officer candidates is now open and available. Any student applying for a position, including the appointed positions of Historian and Parliamentarian, must submit this application (along with related paperwork) by March 16. There are several changes to the application process this year—read this article for details.

Preparing your Events for Regional’s

Preparing your Events for Regional’s:

Inspiration Award announcements

We are making several changes to the regional & state Inspiration Awards for 2014. The Inspiration Award recognizes chapters who build relationships with their communities, be it their school district, the TSA community, or the wider local, state, and national communities. Read this article to see the changes and deadlines.

Regional Special Interest Session

For members interested in running for office, this year there will be a series of Regional Special Interest Sessions this year to help prepare members.

Green Committee HHW Recycling Challenge

Please visit the PATSA Green Initiative webpage for news about a new recycling challenge for the State Conference. Just click on the “Programs” link and then look for Green Initiative.

Robotics competition update

Updates have been posted for the PA-TSA Robotics and the PA-TSA VEX Robotics Competition, including registration information and rule changes.

The Spirit of Innovation

Hello PA-TSA! Hope you all had a fabulous summer and are eager to start the new school year. This year, TSA upholds the theme of “The Spirit of Innovation” – a phrase that encompasses the number one factor that triggers innovation, originality, and self-advancement: spirit.

Interview with Mr. Joseph Narke

Interview with the newest PA-TSA Board of Directors Member, Mr. Joseph Narke

2013-2014 State Officer Team Announced

On April 19th, the chapter delegates of Pennsylvania, voted in the new state officer team for the 2013-2014 school year.

Bylaws Amendment

The Pennsylvania Board of Directors has reviewed a bylaw change amendment to restructure the officer team. The amendment is properly formatted and will be presented to the voting delegates during Friday Night’s business meeting. The amendment must obtain a 2/3 majority to pass. You can read more on the amendment.

Clark Scholarship Finalist Update

With the great responce and wonderful application pool, narrowing down the finalist for the Clark Associates Scholaship has been difficult. Please read more on the progress of this program.

EHMIS TSA among "Best in Nation" in Verizon Innovative App Challenge

E. H. Markle Intermediate School TSA team from Hanover, PA among “Best in Nation” in Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Regional Photos Needed

Members and advisers; if you would like photos of you and your chapter to be featured at states, please send photographs to historian [at] PATSA.org. The state officer team is compiling a montage depicting what PA chapters have doing leading up to the state conference and we want you and your chapter to be in it. 

National Update

While your State Officers are hard at work with their initiatives regarding the American Cancer Society and summer opportunities, the National Officer Team has been putting together its plan of work to improve your National TSA experience.

Nuclear Energy: An Atomic Topic

Right now, energy is the big question. A big topic even in the presidential debates, the world’s energy crisis requires the attention of the greatest political leaders and scientists in order to prevent disaster.

Stress Management

Practice SAT’s tomorrow with an AP Government exam right after it; A chemistry and math project at the same time; homework as far as the eye can see and to top it all off, three tests on Friday…PA-TSA, does this situation sound familiar to you? We have some Stress Management techniques for you.

Clark Associate Grants

Clark Associates, Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, is sponsoring two $5,000 scholarships available to students involved in the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (PA-TSA).

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