Technology Student Association
"The Technology Student Association (TSA) is one of the eight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) recognized by the federal government. The Technology Student Association provides middle and high school students with opportunities for leadership, teamwork, community service, personal growth, and recognition. Your student’s chapter will plan a program of work for the year that will include technology competitions and activities and will help prepare your student for entry into college and/or the work force." -Montana TSA
TSA was made created in 1978 to teach students about technology and give them skills for the real world. Students compete in competitive competitions that cause them to think outside the box. Events include making things using shop tools and taking months of preparation, such as catapult design and dragster design, to events that require writing or talking, like carrier preparation or techno talk, to on-the-spot building, like technology problem solving. Students work for months to prepare for state, and during this time, students learn to think on their feet and work with others. In 2016, Gardiner made a return to TSA for the first time in five years. That year, our middle school catapult team took first in high school and middle school competition.