Blackwell Middle School/High School TSA teams attend conference

November 14, 2018

he Blackwell Technology Student Association chapter sent 15 students to the Oklahoma Fall Leadership Conference in October.
During the Oct. 24 conference in Norman, the students gained leadership skills to help guide their chapters throughout the year.

“TSA enhances personal development, leadership and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math and provides students and teachers opportunities to develop STEM skills,” said Dawn Frank, TSA state adviser and STEM specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. 

Students had the opportunity to meet and talk with state and regional TSA officers and also attended in-depth workshops and received information about events, fundraisers and awards. Breakout session topics included communication and public speaking; social media; competitive event tips; running for state and regional office; drones; TSA’s leadership program, LEAP; and Project Lead The Way.

“Students love the opportunity to be engaged in TSA, so Fall Leadership Conference is the perfect time for officers meet other TSA members and to become better leaders,” said Kari Widener, CareerTech STEM instructor at Blackwell

Oklahoma TSA is affiliated with CareerTech science, technology, engineering and math education programs.

The co-curricular CareerTech student organization is an integral part of the Oklahoma CareerTech System. It is one of seven CTSOs affiliated with CareerTech career areas.
The other six are Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, family and consumer sciences; FFA and agricultural education; Business Professionals of America and business and information technology education; HOSA and health careers education; DECA and marketing education; and SkillsUSA and trade and industrial education.

For more information about TSA and other CareerTech student organizations, visit