Nearly 1,000 Oklahoma students return to the Sooner State

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Approximately 1,000 Oklahoma students are expected to arrive in Midwest City next week for the Technology Student Association Leadership and Career Development Conference.

The conference will be April 1-3 at Reed Convention Center, Rose State Performing Arts Theatre and Mid-Del Technology Center. More than 20,000 Oklahoma middle and high school students are members of TSA, which is the co-curricular CareerTech student organization for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.

“This is the annual state TSA conference, and students will compete in events to qualify to go on to the national conference in Washington, D.C., in June,” said Dawn Frank, TSA state adviser and STEM specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. “We will also have leadership workshops for the students to attend in between competitions.”

Competitions will range from video and photography to software development to manufacturing, VEX robotics, public speaking and biotechnology.

Adley Stump, 2013 “The Voice” contestant and Oklahoma State University graduate, will perform during the opening general session at the conference April 1.

Students will compete April 1-2, and the business meeting and award presentations will be April 3.

TSA members will also elect their state officers for the next year and raise money for the American Cancer Society during the conference.