Technology Student Association

Welcome to Wilson's Technology Student Association(TSA) chapter website. TSA is a national organization aimed at students interested in technology. TSA gives students the oppurtunity to pursue academic challenges among their friends with similar goals and interests. Students in the TSA program will learn leaderships skills that will follow them to their professional lives.

The official TSA motto is "Learning To Live In A Technical World". TSA allows students to explore the rewarding aspects that technology offers. Student's in our program study engineering, computer aided design, architecture, graphic design, web design, and video production. All of these skills can be used later in life at the professional level. TSA is a building block for enriching the minds of young people, so that they may become more aware of their full potential.

News/Announcements

The 2014 State Competition was held from April 9th to the 12th. Wilson's TSA Chapter performed very well, and continued the tradition of success. Here are the results.

PA Robotics

1st Place 
Michael Schumacher, Riley Marzka, Natasha Gilbert

8th Place 
Robbie Rappleye, Nate Yancey, Eric Wang, Tyler Sensenig

PA VEX

2nd Place 
Chris Bryla, Barret Soisson, Leah Henrich, Taylor Glietz

Architectural Renovation

2nd Place 
David Lewis, Nick Royko, Ben Lessig, Reese Gaenzle

Fashion Design

3rd Place 
Jennie Jeannot, Tiara Antoine, Sarah Wagner

Promotional Graphics

3rd Place 
Ethan Hanlon

7th Place 
Tyler Sensenig

Digital Video Production

4th Place 
Nick Reed, Nate Reed, Gabe Grajewski, Josh Kuipers

Engineering Design

4th Place 
Evan DiBiase, Nick Mahon, Robbie Rappleye, Eric Wang, Matt Folk

Flight Endurance

4th Place 
Nate Reed

Webmaster

4th Place 
Robbie Rappleye, Ethan Hanlon, Richie Fulop

PA Safety Illustration

4th Place 
Ethan Hanlon

PA Electronic Research and Experimentation

5th Place 
Chris Bryla, Natasha Gilbert, Riley Marzka, Eric Wang

CNC Production

7th Place 
Natey Yancey, Matt Folk

PA Materials Process

7th Place 
Taylor Glietz

Career Preparation

9th Place
Josh Kuipers

 

The 2014 Regional Competition was held on February 8, 2014. Wilson's TSA Chapter performed extremely well at the event. Here are the results:

Architectural Renovation

2nd Place 
Ben Lessig, David Lewis, Nick Royko, Connor Moyer, Reese Gaenzle

Career Preparation

2nd Place 
Josh Kuipers

CAD 3D Engineering

5th Place 
Nick Reed

8th Place 
Nate Yancey

Dragster Design

2nd Place 
Robbie Rappleye

4th Place 
Nate Reed

Engineering Design

1st Place 
Matt Folk, Nick Mahon, Evan DiBiase, Nate Yancey, Robbie Rappleye

Extemporaneous Speech

6th Place 
Nick Reed

Fashion Design

2nd Place 
Jennie Jeannot, Tiara Antoine, Sarah Wagner, Maria, Tomoiaga

3rd Place 
Matt Folk, Natalie Auman

Flight Endurance

1st Place 
Nate Reed

8th Place 
Reese Gaenzle

Manufacturing Prototype

6th Place 
Cole Bryner, Brady Wertz, Natasha Gilbert, Akhilesh Sharma

Open Source Software Development

1st Place 
Richie Fulop, Tyler Sensenig, Eric Wang, Nate Yancey

Photographic Technology

7th Place 
Rachana Nayak

8th Place 
Mackenzie Hintenach

Prepared Presentation

2nd Place 
Josh Kuipers

Promotional Graphics

1st Place 
Nick Reed

2nd Place 
Tyler Sensenig

4th Place 
Ethan Hanlon

6th Place 
Akhilesh Sharma

Technical Sketching and Application

6th Place 
Silviu Burz

8th Place 
Josh Kuipers

Technology Problem Solving

5th Place 
Nick Mahon, Matt Folk

6th Place 
Barret Soisson, Riley Marzka

Transportation Modeling

2nd Place 
Anthony Borelli

Robotics

1st Place 
Nate Vath, Michael Schumacher, Natasha Gilbert, Riley Marzka

2nd Place 
Nate Yancey, Robbie Rappley, Eric Wang

Safety Illustration

1st Place 
Ethan Hanlon

Technology Bowl

10th Place 
Riley Marzka

Engineering Math

2nd Place 
David Lewis

4th Place 
Silviu Burz

5th Place 
Eric Wang

10th Place 
Kevin Dodson

Exhibition Problem Solving

2nd Place 
Connor Moyer, Gabe Grajewski, Joe Lambert

6th Place 
Jimmy Haggerty, Tyler Sensenig, Doug Elliot, Eric Wang

Nanotech

1st Place 
Nick Reed

4th Place 
Taylor Glietz

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TSA Members: You should request Regional Events by completing the survey on the left side of this page. You can find descriptions and requirements to the events by reading the Competitive Events Guide, and the PA Only Competitive Events Guide, also found on the left side of this page.

2013-2014 Registration is now CLOSED. To join TSA, you must speak to a TSA Advisor.

Students interested in participating in the Technology Students Association for the 2013-14 school year should do the following:

1. Fill out the 2013-14 Sign Up Form.

     Seniors interested in running for TSA President or Vice President, fill out the Officer Interest Form.

2. Pay $25.00 in club dues to a TSA Advisor by 9/20/13. Checks should be made payable to Wilson School District.

3. Pay the Wilson Student Activity Fee ($75.00) by 9/20/13. Students having already paid the fee for another activity do NOT need to pay again. The fee can be paid online here. More information about the fee can be found here. Activity Fee FAQ can be found here. If you have difficulty paying the fee for any reason, please speak to a TSA Advisor.


Academic Performance Requirement: Students must maintain a "B" average in all Technology Education courses throughout the year. In addition, students who receive a failing grade in any one of the four marking periods are ineligible for TSA competitions. Students who have a failing grade on the day of a competition immediately become ineligible for the competition. Students who fall into the category of academic ineligibility may not attend State or National level competitions. Students who fall into any of the above categories during the course of the school year will not be refunded monies paid as dues to the club or for competitions.

Personal Conduct Requirement: All Wilson Technology Student Association members are required to follow the Wilson Code of Conduct at all times. Any student who breaks this agreement or acts in a way that is unbecoming of the club and/or Wilson School District is suspect to immediate removal from TSA. According to the Code of Conduct, breaches of the Code will result in student discipline.

TSA Pictures

Join our TSA
Learn. Grow. Win.

Our TSA chapter takes part in Regional, State, and hopefully National competitions. If you are looking for an exciting and unique way to challenge your mind and your ability then stop by one of our club meetings.

If you have skills in Engineering, Graphic Design, Computer Programming, Video Production, Audio Production, Web Design, or Game Design then we definitely are a club you will enjoy.

If you are interested in joining TSA, contact one of the club Officers or talk to Mr. Dennes, or Mr. Madeira.

competitions

 Imagine an activity so captivating that your students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting state conferences and then at the annual National Conference. Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA Conference.