Madeline Atha – TSA – Arnett High School
THEN: An Arnett sixth-grader who enrolled in her first technology education course. Madeline became involved in the Technology Student Association, competing at the national level. She served as treasurer, secretary and president of her local chapter. When she graduated from Arnett High School in 2014, she had six years of technology education courses under her belt. One of her favorite competitions was Career Comparisons, which taught her how to build a resume and cover letter and to interview professionally.
In addition to those skills, TSA taught Madeline
- Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
- Communication skills, which she used to secure internships and communicate with college professors.
- Time management, teamwork and problem-solving skills that gave her a leg up in college.
NOW: A successful pre-vet student at Oklahoma State University. Madeline hopes to own her own veterinary clinic and become a rural vet. She credits her college success to her TSA involvement.
"I cannot say enough about how TSA influenced me. Participating in the competitive events taught me that hard work pays off. I also learned professionalism through TSA, and that is something that not all students have the opportunity to learn before they go to college."
Oklahoma State University