Goldendale High School
I'm Nadia Smith, and I'm a senior at Goldendale High School this year.
As an officer this year, my main
goals are to reach out directly to chapter officers and the WTSA membership and
maintain contact with them, start doing state officer visits (to both schools
with and without chapters), and increase our social media presence. I also want
to help the WTSA membership grow even more, especially increasing the numbers
of ladies and chapters from eastern Washington.
I first got involved with TSA through VEX robotics, and competed in that along
with a few other events during my first year. I also qualified for nationals in
Washington, D.C. That year, I went as an addition to a qualified VEX team so
that I could get more VEX experience, along with competing in my other events.
I learned an insane amount from that group of boys, had a blast at the
conferences, and was absolutely hooked on TSA! Since then, I have taken on
leadership roles and have grown to love this organization even more. Since my
first year, I have competed in VEX, Extemporaneous Speech, Essays on
Technology, Technology Bowl, Prepared Presentation, On-Demand Video, Career
Preparation, and Future Technology Teacher.
Over the past three years, TSA has had a very large impact on my life. TSA has
helped me grow as a presenter, as a writer, as a speaker, and has helped me to
improve my teamwork skills and professional skills. TSA has helped me to
rebuild my confidence throughout the course of my events, has led me to many
different cities, and has given me amazing opportunities to compete, work with
other students, advisors, and chapters, and help others to learn about STEM and
this technological world, and try to find their passion and figure out what
they want to do with their life.
After high school, I am planning to attend college and swim competitively
(division II or III) and study to become an engineer. I also want to get an
Olympic Trials cut, and travel to somewhere in Europe. After college, I plan to
find an engineering job and begin my career. I would at some point like to have
a family of my own, coach sports in my town, and be active in my community, but
that's my plan in a long, long, long time.
My favorite joke right now is: "Why are stairs cool?
Cuz you can get down with them."
My name is Jessica Arellano, and I am a junior at Wahluke High School.
My main goal as an officeris to help the small developing TSA Chapters. I struggled bringing TSA to both my Junior High, and High School. I lacked the advertisements and I couldn't intrigue my classmates to join.
I got involved in TSA when I was an 8th grader by bringing TSA to the Junior High and then to the High School. I compete in Problem Solving, VEX Robotics, Tech Bowl. But I am interested in different events.
TSA has impacted me by giving me a vast amount of information. I love robotics and technology and this was what I needed. It has become a big part of my life, the people I meet, the experience and memories are irreplaceable. In my future, I would like to be an engineer. I am still not sure what type of engineer, but I have been more interested in being a robotics engineer or a mechanical engineer.
My jokes or puns are in the moment, and I don’t always remember them. But a good joke I like is:
Did you hear about the kidnapping at school?
It’s okay, he woke up
What did the duck say when he bought chapstick?
Put it on my bill
||I'm Koto Durkee, and I'm a sophomore at AC Davis High School.
This year, being your WTSA Treasurer, I have two main goals I want to accomplish: to unify East and West Washington, and to shorten the gap between the members and the officers.
I joined TSA in 6th grade because my brother was in it and it looked really fun and I was right! I'm so glad I joined TSA because it has changed my life. TSA has made me become a better person, going from being shy and not having many friends to being a person who loves to meet new people. My favorite part of TSA is meeting new people! I also love competing in events such as Technical Sketching and Application, Structural Engineering, and Essays on Technology. Through being in TSA, I have realized that I want to become a mechanical engineer.
Another thing about me is that I like jokes.
What do you have if you crossed a panther with a beef burger?
Really fast food!
Sunnyside High School
I'm James Ponce, and I’m a
senior at Sunnyside High School.
main goal as an officer is to get more eastern Washington students involved
I got involved in TSA through VEX robotics. Some events I compete in now are On
Demand Video, Animatronics, and Teams. TSA has impacted my life in a variety of
ways, but the most significant impacts it has had on me is the ability to push
myself to learn more and to get out of my comfort zone. In my future I want to
obtain a major in computer science or electrical engineering to work for
Microsoft or in the field of biomechanical engineering.
What is the name of the first electricity detective?