North Texas TSA Regional Leadership Conference

CTE Students from the Career & Technical Student Organization, TSA (Technology Student Association) represented the WISD at the North Central Texas TSA Regional Leadership Conference in Waxahachie, Texas in October.  Technology Student Association serves students enrolled in CTE courses aligned with these six career clusters: Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communication; Architecture and Construction; Business, Management, and Administration; Information Technology; Manufacturing; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Participants enjoy the experience of applying classroom and laboratory lessons in hands-on activities or competitive events.

Students participated in leadership activities lead by the Waxahachie High School TSA Officer team.  Lead by the Student Leadership Challenge principles, officer lead members in this year’s theme of “Inspire a Shared Vision” through several activities.

  • Animate the Vision
    • Ping Pong Bucket– where teams worked to get all the balls in the buckets as fast as they could while competing against the other teams.
  • Imagine the Possibilities
    • Knock Down – facing adversity while trying different ideas to solve the same problem
  • Appeal to Common Ideals
    • Paper Towels Down the Runway – problem-solving as a team while listening to your team member’s ideas

Students participated in a study session where they learned about the history of Texas TSA and found a common purpose for being a member of the organization.  At the end of the study session, the Texas Lone Star Test was administered and 41 students successfully passed their test!  This is a record number for WHS.  The new format of holding our Leadership Conference during the school day and making our CTSO intra-curricular to our classes was a huge success for all students involved.  Students that will receive his/her Lone Star pin are:

students earning Lone Star pins

Next up for members will be the State Leadership Conference in Kerrville, Texas in early December.  TSA would like to thank the community of Waxahachie for your continued support.

Waxahachie ISD CTE offers a comprehensive Career Tech Education program for Waxahachie ISD and Area students. You can find more information on Facebook: @waxhachiecte and on Twitter @WISD_CTE.

For more information about TSA events at WHS, contact Shyla Vire - svire@wisd.org or James Parker – japarker@wisd.org at (972) 923.4614.