2022-23 School Year


    Wyatt Deuvall, President

    Jacob Jones, Vice President

    Zarhia O'Nan, Secretary

    Jenna Vande Slunt, Reporter

    Ramon Rodriguez, Sergeant-at-Arms

    Connor Swan, Treasurer

    Misty Guthrie, Chapter Advisor

    TSA Canvas Page

    Required Chapter Meetings & Optional Open Lab Days will be posted in the TCMS School Calendar.  Meetings end at 5:00 unless noted otherwise. 

    The VEX IQ Robotics Team will meet weekly on Mondays starting in September and may also attend Open Labs.

    Students who are registered with TSA will be invited to participate in the TSA Canvas Page. 

    All important chapter information and conference information can be found on the TSA Canvas Page.

    Requirements to Join and Participate in TSA

    • Prior enrollment, current enrollment, or enrolled in 2nd Semester in STEM, Career Lab, or Computer Science class
    • Must be enrolled at TCMS. Students who transfer in from a school where they were members of TSA can speak with Mrs. Guthrie in order to transfer membership.
    • Proven ability to maintain passing grades in classes (Students with low grades may not be allowed to travel to competitions)
    • No major or frequent minor behavior incidents in school (Students with behavior challenges may not be allowed to travel to competitions)
    • Interested in competing in one or more competitive events with a STEM or Computer Science focus
    • Available to attend after-school meetings and time to prepare for competitions after school with team or individually as needed for success.
    • Cost to join is $20.00 for state and national dues.  Cost to travel will be released later in the fall. Our district CTE funds will cover some costs of competition, but the hotel and food costs will be covered by the students' families. Fundraisers are available to help with costs.

    In compliance with Federal Law, Craven County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.


    TSA's Mission

    The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and career opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.


    Who are TSA Members?

    TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students who are currently enrolled in, or who have completed, technology education or computer science / IT courses, TSA's membership includes over 200,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 47 states. Members invest their time and energy to learn through exciting and challenging competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more.

    TSA membership is limited to between 25-30 for the 2022-23 school year. If more than 30 students apply, prior TSA participants will be accepted, and the rest of the slots will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Considerations will include: grades and behavior during 2021-22, overall diversity of TCM TSA, and mutually desired partnerships for specific events. In some cases, teacher input may be requested.


    Middle School Competitions 

    There are 37 different middle school competitions including the partial listing below.

    Most events are available even if we must compete virtually. 

    For a complete list with descriptions, visit this website.  You may also find information about many of these events on the TSA Canvas Page.


    Career Prep

    Children's Stories



    Digital Photography

    Essays on Technology


    Forensic Technology

    Foundations of Information Technology

    Inventions and Innovations

    Junior Solar Sprint

    Mechanical Engineering

    Medical Technology

    Microcontroller Design

    Off the Grid

    Prepared Speech

    Problem Solving (on-site challenge)

    Video Game Design

    Website Design

    Vex IQ Robotics


    2021-22 TCMS TSA Recognitions


    Regional Conference (Feb 2022)

    Ramon Rodriguez -- 1st Place Dragster

    Kaleb Gayle and Maggie Hirsch -- 3rd Place Mechanical Engineering

    Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Prepared Speech

    Maggie Hirsch and Jenna Vande Slunt -- 3rd Place Problem Solving

    Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris and Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Tech Bowl


    State Conference (April 2022)

    Wyatt Deuvall, Jacob Jones and Ramon Rodriguez -- 2nd Place Mechanical Engineering

    Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris and Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Tech Bowl

    Jacob Jones -- 1st Place Dragster

    Ramon Rodriguez -- 2nd Place Dragster

    Jacob Crocker, Cody Morris, and Alexander Windley -- 2nd Place Junior Solar Sprint

    Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Prepared Speech

    Jacob Jones, Wyatt Deuvall, Ramon Rodriguez, Zarhia O'Nan, Jenna Vande Slunt, Kristina Monk -- 1st Place VEX IQ Robotics


    National Conference (June 2022)

    Ramon Rodriguez, Jacob Jones, and Wyatt Deuvall -- 3rd Place Mechanical Engineering

    Ramon Rodriguez -- Top Ten Finalist Dragster

    Jacob Crocker and Cody Morris -- Top Ten Finalist Junior Solar Sprint


    2020-21 TCMS TSA Recognitions

    Regional Conference (Feb 2021)

    Garrett Schmidt -- 1st Place Career Prep

    Kimberly Kearby -- 2nd Place Career Prep

    Ana Stewart and PJ Rubenacker -- 1st Place Video Game Design

    JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- 1st Place Biotechnology

    Shalyn Barnes -- 1st Place Digital Photography

    Chloe Schreckengost -- 4th Place Digital Photography

    State Conference (April 2021)

    Kimberly Kearby -- 1st Place Career Prep and 3rd Place Foundations of Information Technology

    Jacob Crocker -- 1st Place Foundations of Information Technology

    JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- 1st Place Biotechnology

    Shalyn Barnes -- 2nd Place Digital Photography

    National Conference (June 2021)

    Kimberly Kearby -- Top Ten Finalist Career Prep and Top Ten Finalist Foundations of Information Technology

    JD Weilbacher and Jovan Garcia -- Top Ten Finalist Biotechnology

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  • For More Information Contact:
    Mrs. Misty Guthrie
    TSA Advisor
    200 Sermons Boulevard
    Havelock, NC  28532
    Phone- 252.444.7200
    Fax- 252.444.7206