The 2020-2021 State Officer Application is officially live! If you’re on the fence about running, here’s six reasons why you should from your state officers:
1. Finding Direction: Tori Hart: President
“Running for state office is its own unique experience that in itself allows you to grow your communication, leadership, and professional skills - all skills essential to your future. But more than that, it allows you to find a purpose. It gives you a direction to funnel your skills into and a community to create a better future for. This opportunity is one that I can say has genuinely altered the course of my life and is truly unmatched among other high school experiences.
2. Personal Growth: Isabel Chris: Vice President
“Running for office is one of the best decisions you could ever make. It allows you to grow as a leader, advocate for CTE, and make real change in the organization. Being a member and state officer of this organization has shaped me into the person I am today, and I am certain it can shape you too.”
3. Growing Your Community: Jax Turner: Secretary
“Running for office opens you to an unbelievable amount of opportunities to meet and form bonds with students and educators across the state. Once elected these opportunities grow exponentially. From meeting some of my best friends within my officer teams and forming friendships with officers from other CTSOs, to even making connections with members across the globe, state office is truly a unique and unparalleled experience.”
4. Building Your Future: Xiyan Zhu: Treasurer
“Running for state office is the first step to putting yourself out there. Right now we’re at the age where people ask, ‘What are your plans for the future?’ You may not know, but running for state office is definitely a good start as you’ll develop leadership skills that will stick with you forever. It is truly life-changing and one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
5. Giving Back to TSA: Taylyn Hill: Reporter
“Running for state office is an opportunity for you to help give back to the organization that has been for you.”
In enacting goals and working with the other members of the team, state officers have a unique opportunity to promote the betterment of TNTSA.
6. Building Connections: Carson Bock: Sergeant-at-Arms
“Running for office is such an amazing opportunity to meet new people. When I ran, I was able to talk to members, advisors, and parents from all levels of our organization. I learned about ways that other chapters operate, the problems that advisors face, and the dedication of our members. From helping with event turn-ins to candidate question sessions, the whole campaign process is a totally unforgettable experience that will allow you to make connections within TSA.”
If you have any questions about serving as a state officer or about the application, please reach out over social media - @tennesseetsa on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook - or over email.
This blog was written by TN TSA President Tori Hart. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.