Technology Student Association (TSA)
Description: The focus of the TSA is to prepare students in grades 6 through 8 to compete in a series of challenges based on technology issues ranging from CO2 cars to digital photography. Each challenge is designed to promote creativity, competitiveness, and problem solving skills to accomplish a given task. Challenges may be individualized or team-based. They may also be impromptu or pre-announced. Three official progressive competitions are held each year; regional, state, and national. In the past few years, Cedar Crest teams have placed at each competition. Parental assistance is needed. TSA will meet once or twice a week during December, January, and February, and twice a week in March. The Regional Conference takes place at the end of February and the State Conference takes place at the beginning of April. The majority of work/projects will need to be completed outside the school day.