Hey TN TSA! My name is Riley Speas and I am so excited to serve as your state secretary. I am currently a senior at the Hardin Valley Academy and have been a member of TSA since sixth grade, making this my sixth year. I absolutely love everything about the organization, especially events like Chapter Team and Debating Technological Issues.
TSA has transformed me from a very socially awkward eleven-year-old to someone that thrives off public speaking and is now capable of holding a conversation. Crazy right? This organization has led me to meet some of my closest friends and mentors, and I’m so excited to give back on a state level. Some of my biggest goals are to make an event guide manual and also work on creating advisor training workshops, and I’m super excited to get started.
Outside of TSA you can find me tutoring students in Spanish, debating in my school’s activism club, or watching Star Wars (likely Revenge of the Sith). I love anything and everything Criminal Minds, world history, and Joji.