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The Technology Student Association State contest was held April 11-13 in Waco. MacArthur had 112 projects that qualified for for the contest. Out of those, 53 of them placed in the Top 5; 13 1st place, 16 2nd place, 11 3rd place, 7 4th place, and 6 5th place winners. See the full list of results.



The Technology Students Association cozied down with some fleece to make cuddly blankets for Meridian Care at Grayson Square. In no time at all, the team finished eleven blankets for those who needed the warmth in these chilling times. Once again, TSA has showed that as long as people care, no one will go cold.



TSA Officers and T-Shirts

As TSA starts the new school year, club members had to pick the few among the many that would help led the club through the year, the TSA officers. At the end of the elections; President went to Cody Knoblock, Vice President to Alex Saul, Secretary to Grayson Magnuson, Treasurer to Cole Boudreaux, Sergeant at Arms to Dana Moore, and Reporter to Lindsay Swaim. The officers will work hard to make the club fun, and help the community in the process. The year 2012-2013 is looking bright with these bright students ringing in the new school year.

Each year, TSA members create the design for their club t-shirts.  A contest is held to determine the winning design.  Interested members come up with an idea for the design, the design is cut out and ironed-on.  The officers are wearing the club t-shirts for this year.

Mac Architecture at Habitat for Humanity

As times get hard, people have trouble finding somewhere to live that doesn’t break the bank and their spirits at the same time.  However, on January 10th, the MacArthur Architecture students took a stand and helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity.  Even though the wind was chilling and the ground was soggy, the spirit of good was just strong.  By the end of the day, the walls of a house stood tall, waiting for their owner.  Now, these hard times can be a little less depressing.




Pre-Employment Architectural & Construction Exploration Program
The P.A.C.E. Program is a comprehensive exploration of the construction industry. The Program operates once a semester and is available to juniors and seniors. Participating students attend one class each week at the classroom facility at Perrin Central on Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 8:00p.m.for 15 weeks. During the course of the program, students receive hands on training from business professionals in everything from bidding projects to installing sheetrock and re-keying locks.  All participating students also take part in the "Fill My Toolbox Program" where they receive a tool each week they attend class.  These tools fill they toolbox they receive at the first class.
MacArthur High School graduated 8 students from the program this semester.  A graduation ceremony was held at the UTSA Downtown Campus on January 11th.  Students who participated in the program were:
Matt Adams                Kevin Garcia               Matt Howard               Cody Knoblock
Sabrina Levingston     Chris Tovarez             Andrew Visosky          Jesus Zendejo

Matt Adams, Matt Howard, Cody Knoblock and Andrew Visosky also took advantage of the free O.S.H.A. ten hour safety class. Upon completion of the O.S.H.A. course these students received their O.S.H.A. card.
Congratulations to all who participated!




Mactoberfest and Brahma March

On October 24th, TSA got ready to have some fun in the sun at Mactoberfest. Although some people were worried that winter would come early, the weather turned out sunny and a bit warm. However, TSA was there to cool the crowd with fantastically flavored snow cones. As festival goers rushed to get in line, club members had to rush to get more ice as things started to heat up. At the end of it all, TSA did well and was ready to march at the festive Brahma March. Screaming T-S-A across the hills, the team did well in communicating their cheer to neighbors watching the march.



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