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2008 TSA National Conference

Orlando, Fl

June 28 - July 2, 2008

This year’s national conference took place at the prestigious Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.  Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel is situated on 230 acres of lush landscape, Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando is Central Florida’s newest and most luxurious meeting destination. The stunning grand lobby welcomes you into a world of lavish choices, complete with luxury accommodations, enticing restaurants and a championship golf course.  WV TSA students had opportunities to visit Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld® Adventure Park, Walt Disney World® and other Orlando Florida attractions nearby. 

The conference took place over a five-day period from June 28th-July 2nd.  West Virginia TSA members boarded the bus to Orlando at late afternoon on June 27th.   Most arrived around noon on June 28th and immediately began exploring the hotel, pools, game-room and Orlando attractions such as Universal Studio and Sea World. Our first night began with the mixer, where we exchanged pins with 48 other states and danced the night away.. 

Competition started bright and early the next day, and continued fast and furious for the next three days. We had a few evenings off, and advisors planned trips for students to more Orlando attractions.  One evening was celebrated on a sad note as WV TSA Advisors, Denny Powell and Robert Shaver, will not be returning next school term.  Mr. Powell retired and Mr. Shaver has accepted a technology position in his county.  Their leadership and expertise will be greatly missed.  We wish both success and hope they will reflect upon the great times during their many years as TSA Advisors with fond memories.  They were both presented a Rosen Shingle Resort tee-shirt for a keep sake of their last great TSA adventure.

Among general sessions, competitions, trips, and great food, students had a great time! By the end of the conference, everyone was exhausted! West Virginia was proud to have 12 finalists and two trophy winners!

 

 

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2008 National Winners
Contest Place Name(s) School

Construction HS

3

Patrick Foley

 

Tyler Consolidated

Transportation Modeling HS

3

Abbey Smith

 

Clay High School

Transportation Modeling HS 9 Jeremy Moore Tyler Consolidated

Video Game Design HS

9

Jimmy Brown

Hunter Mason

Eric Byard

Dustin Bickerstaff

Bradley Mason

Valley High School

Prepared Presentation HS

6

 

Stephen Semmens

 

Morgantown High School

System Control Tech HS

7

 

Jimmy Brown

Bradley Mason

Hunter Mason

 

Valley High School

CAD 3D Engineering HS

9

 

Hunter Mason

 

Valley High School

Structural Engineering HS

9

 

Roger Jefferys

Andrew Rhodes

University High

Technical Research and Report Writing HS 

9

 

Breanna Nolan 

 

Valley High School

Digital Photography Challenge MS

7

 

Emily Styles

 

Morgantown South

Technical Design Challenge 6 Ben Semmens Morgantown South

TSA Multimedia MS

6

 

Tyler Anderson

 

Morgantown South

 

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