Howell Middle School South TSA

Learning to be a Leader in a Technical World

June 18, 2014 

Howell Middle School South – The Technology Students Association (TSA) at Howell South was proud to present their fundraising check to the American Cancer Society on Tuesday.  The TSA chapter consisting of 32 students held fundraisers throughout the school year during lunch periods to promote a community effort towards this great cause.  The TSA students’ motto was ‘Huskies Bark out Cancer.’ 

The Howell South TSA will be travelling to National Harbor, Maryland outside the nation’s capital next week to compete in the National Technology Student Association Conference on June 27th –July 1st.  Eleven students of the South’s TSA chapter will compete against students from 49 states and 3 countries in over 30 events such as Website Design, Biotechnology and Agricultural issues, Go Green Manufacturing, Water Infrastructure, Geo-Spatial Technology, Leadership Strategies, and Dragster.

The Howell South Students qualified to attend Nationals back in March when they took 1st place in six events, a second place and two third places at the New Jersey State TSA Conference at The College of New Jersey.  The Husky students will be attending with many other New Jersey students from neighboring schools such as Howell Memorial Middle School and Howell Middle School North.  Over 6,500 students from middle and high schools will be attending the conference next week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C.

During the school year, The National Technology Student Association has promoted a national service project raising money for the American Cancer Society.  Each year, TSA chapters around the country raise money to help fund the vital research, education, advocacy and patient services of the American Cancer Society.  The Howell Middle School South TSA students will be recognized by receiving a Spirit Award next week for their efforts  raising money for the ACS. The South students have created a Community Service Video to showcase their TSA story on their hard work to help fight cancer.  


On March 26th, the Howell South Students came home with 6 first place trophies, 1 second and 2 third place trophies.  Congratulations to our Husky TSA students!


The Howell Middle School South TSA has raised close to $600 dollars for the American Cancer Society.  The membership will be selling Husky 'kickin cancer' bracelets in March!


Thank you to the Howell Middle School South Student Council for allowing us to sell lollypops at the Student-Faculty charity basketball game!



TSA & The American Cancer Society

During the school year, TSA chapters around the country raised money to help fund the vital research, education, advocacy, and patient services of the American Cancer Society. Congratulations to all who participated! Click below on the annual Spirit of Service Award Winners links to view the top fundraisers.

All contributions raised from July 1 to June 1, each year will be tallied and counted towards this goal. Please record your fundraising efforts this year by filling out the form below. The deadline for fundraising submissions is June 1 each year.


The American Cancer Society's Spirit of Service Award Levels:

  • Silver Award: $500 - $999 raised during the year
  • Gold Award: $1,000 - $1,999 raised during the year
  • Purple Award: $2,000 & above raised during the year

Our last TSA meeting of 2013 took place on December 17th, and the students had a wonderful time creating a Rube Goldberg machine to deliver presents to the North Pole.  Students continued with a holiday cupcake challenge making the meeting festive and fun! Nice job to the TSA executive board for planning such a great meeting!


Our TSA executive board had a wonderful experience at the 2013 NJ Technology Student Association Leadership conference at The College of New Jersey on November 26, 2103.  There were 25 schools present: 18 high schools and 7 middle schools.  The Raging Ravine Zip Line Escape Design Challenge was presented to the participants by the STATE NJ TSA executive board.  All the schools got to work and were given materials to zip line supplies over a ravine bank. The students had to make two transport vehicles to transport specified cargo.  The Howell South TSA students brainstormed, collaborated, and worked together to create two cargo vehicles.  They succeeded with a 1st place finish! 
TSA Facts

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology. TSA was chartered in 1978 and since then over 2,000,000 students have participated in its program.  Members learn through challenging competitions, leadership activities and community service. Information is available at


Here at Howell Middle School South TSA students perform multiple tasks to accomplish technological feats.  Our TSA organization goes above and beyond the normal technology class and goes into the science about how things work and why. It's safe to say TSA in general has opened these students' eyes to amazing opportunities of leadership and education. Our chapter consist of approximately 20 highly motivated and dedicated students and officers who work hard in both school, sports, other South activities and of course: TSA.


Can anyone in our middle school join Howell South's TSA?

    The best part about this club is that anyone can join any time of the year!

TSA is a club where kids can learn how to use technology to help the world and learn critical leadership skills.  In the beginning of the year, we assign club leaders, and everyone decides what their project/projects will be for the year.  Throughout the year, students work on their projects, whether they are working by themselves or in a group.  At the end of the year there is a huge competition for all of the TSA projects in the state of New Jersey at the College of New Jersey, or TCNJ.  If a project places third or better in their category, they move on to Nationals, which this year is in Orlando, Florida.


     TSA Creed-

I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation and processes of industry. 

Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my schook, community, state, and nation better places in which to live.

I will accept the responsibilites that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living.

I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will excercise tact and respect for other indivduals.

Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability.

I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me and to be steadfast in my belief in my God and my fellow Americans. 

     TSA Colors & Meaning

Scarlet/Red Strength and determination of students and teachers to obtain their goals.

White- High standars, morals, and religious beliefs we individually hold.

Navy Blue- Sincerity of students and teachers in obtaining a greater knowledge of our technical world.

Light Grey- Masses of laborers who work each day so that our nation will stand strong, and prove that there is dignity in work.

     National TSA Conference in Washington, DC 2014