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March Round-up



Welcome to the OKTSA monthly newsletter! The state and regional officer teams have been hard at work so you can enjoy the TSA season. Be sure to read the upcoming important dates at the end.


March News


Pre-Submissions for State Conference Due March 27th

Be sure to prepare for the deadline by studying for your preliminary round tests, getting feedback on projects, and finalizing competitive event uploads! Want more information to prepare for State Leadership Conference? Check out our latest blog here!

 

Bylaw Amendments on State Website

For the first time in years, Oklahoma TSA has proposed amendments to our bylaws! Voting delegates will be able to give input during the voting process at the State conference. No matter your voting delegate status, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the proposals and discuss with your chapter on what would best benefit our delegation. Find the statements here!

 

TechTapes: Speech Events Released! 

For those of you preparing to compete in Debating Technological Issues, Prepared Speech, or any other presentation-based competition, this new TechTapes video is for you! Check it out here!


SENIORS: New Event at State! 

To celebrate the achievements of our seniors at SLC, we will host a Senior Recognition Night! Take the night to meet with fellow seniors, enjoy desserts, and cheer each other on for the bright future ahead. Fill out this form to be on the slideshow!


OKTSA STEM $500 Scholarship

Oklahoma TSA is offering $500 scholarships to two Oklahoma high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited university, community college or technology center for the Fall 2024 session. Applicants must be TSA members and plan to pursue a degree or certification in a STEM related field.



ACS Night Theme Change: Glow Night!

A brand new approach has been taken to the beloved social event the night before the awards ceremony. Here, the state officers plan to have a DJ, activities, food, and glow sticks to create an exhilarating night to cap off the State Conference! Be sure to bring money for snacks and glow sticks. All funds will go to our National Service Project: the American Cancer Society! Be sure to wear your State Conference T-shirt, given at SLC registration, to truly glow in the dark this year!


Get Recognized

Member Monday gives recognition to one of our OKTSA members every other week. Submit a TSA member you know that should be recognized for their service and character!


Check out our previous Member Mondays:


National Technical Honor Society

The NTHS is now a proud partner of OKTSA. Applications to the NTHS have opened. Check out our post about it!


 

Riddle Me This...

Trivia: In which year did GM introduce the Corvette?

 

True or False? New York City was originally called New Amsterdam.

 

Riddle Me This: What travels through cities and fields, but never moves? 

 

Scroll to the end to find out!

 

Monthly Recap


S T A T E


CTSO Day at the Capitol 

Your TSA State officers, alongside the BPA, DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA State officers visited the State Capitol on February 27th, 2024 to speak to their legislators! Here, they advocated for continued support for CareerTech Education and shared their TSA stories in honor of February being Career and Technical Education Month. Check out our Instagram post here and watch TSA's interview posted by Oklahoma CareerTech's YouTube channel here!



New TechTapes Episode To Come

The OKTSA Video Committee is creating the last two videos for the TechTapes series on voting etiquette and navigating the state and national websites. Scripting concluded in February, and one video was recorded during the monthly meeting. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a post! 



R E G I O N A L


Eastern Region

After much hard work and dedication from all of our members, the 2024 Eastern Region Conference came to a successful close on March 6th. First, we performed our opening session, detailing the events of the day. Competition was from 9-12 where members competed to become state qualifiers. Next was an amazing lunch hosted by NEO. Lastly, we began the closing ceremony where we announced our state qualifiers and inducted our new regional officers.

 

A message from the new Eastern Region President:

 

Hello!

 

My name is Lilly Doonkeen and I am ecstatic about the leadership opportunity that has come my way being a newly elected Eastern Region President. I’ve been in TSA for 3 years and I am a sophomore at Claremore High School. This role is a fantastic opportunity for me to collaborate with all of you in our officer team and throughout the region to foster a TSA community that is even more inclusive and supportive. Whether you have questions, need guidance, or simply wish to chat, please feel free to reach out to me at doonkeenlillian@gmail.com. I am genuinely honored to serve as your Eastern Region president and look forward to helping TSA bloom in ways we’ve never imagined.

 

Wholeheartedly,

Lilly Doonkeen




Western Region

March 1, 2024, marked the day of the annual Western Regional Conference. It entailed the usual opening and closing ceremony, competitive events, and the new officer elections, but it also had something new: Games and activities. Us Western Region Officers decided to host some fun games and activities in place of the Fun Day we were not able to have. It was a hit! We had Jenga, bowling, corn hole, riddles, basketball, and volleyball. We gave out small prizes of candy for the winners of the games. There were a whopping 16 candidates this year, all of which did an amazing job! It was a tough choice, but we believe the new officer team elected has great potential for this upcoming year. We had a lot of fun, and we hope everyone else did too. We may not serve the community as the Western Region Officers anymore, but we will continue to move forward in it. Thank you all for a marvelous TSA season!

2023-2024 Western Region Officers signing off.

 

A Message from the new Western Regional President:

 

Hello!

 

I'm Aeon Nguyen, a sophomore from Edmond Santa Fe High School. I was recently elected to be your Western Region president, and I'm indescribably thrilled to have this opportunity to work with everyone in the officer team and the region to help make TSA a more welcoming and encouraging organization. If you have any questions, or even just want to have a conversation, I'd be happy to talk to you! You can contact me at aeontsa@gmail.com. Thank you for having me as your Western Region president!

 

Sincerely and with best regards,

Aeon Nguyen



 

Trivia Answers


Trivia: 1953


T/F: True


Riddle: A road

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