2016-17 Florida TSA State Officers
President - Madelyn Kumar - Southeast High School
As a six-year TSA veteran, Madelyn has developed a passion for creativity, organization, group projects, and leadership. She enjoys the challenge of competition, and is always ready to tackle the next challenge. Madelyn’s favorite TSA events include Photographic Technology, Chapter Team, and Prepared Presentation. When she is not in the classroom, she is either playing sports for Southeast High’s Tennis or Cross-Country team, or juggling the crushing amount of homework synonymous with the words “IB Junior Year.” She also enjoys organizing local community service projects, with this year’s project focused on the homeless residents of Manatee County. Madelyn enjoys travel, food, and occasionally indulging in mind-numbing reality television programs. Above all, she is thrilled to serve as State President, and will do her best to fulfill her responsibilities to improve the quality of the Florida TSA delegation.
Vice President - Emma Schindler - Lakeland High School
Going into her third year as a member of TSA, Emma Schindler is honored to be serving as the Vice President of Florida TSA. She is so excited to grow a deeper relationship with the members through communication and collaboration. Her favorite competitions include extemporaneous speech and debate. However aside from the competitions, she is in love with the warm and fuzzy feeling TSA has encompassed her with. When she isn’t at TSA conferences or chapter meetings, she is busy with her AP classes and school involvement. From NHS to cheerleading, Emma is always up to something at Lakeland High School. Mission work is also something close to her heart, and she can’t wait to use those experiences to better serve TSA. In her spare time, Emma loves going to Moe’s with her best pals, finding quirky alternative bands on spotify, and volunteering with her church’s children's program. In terms of the future, Emma doesn’t know what she wants to study, but is confident that her span of interests will lead her in the right direction somehow. Until then, she is ready to spend the year serving Florida TSA with her whole heart.
Secretary - Yoshua Torralva - Braden River High School
Yoshua Torralva is a sophomore at Braden River High School. He is an avid photographer and passionate graphic designer who constantly challenges himself, and as a result, produces a varied portfolio of designs and images. Whether working on projects or hanging out with friends, he can always be found at Starbucks with a chilled beverage. Yoshi has high standards for excellence, and will strive to reach his goals through hard work and dedication.
Treasurer - Cameron Honeycutt – Osceola School of the Arts
Cameron Honeycutt is currently in her 4th year in TSA and has been her chapter’s treasurer for the past two years. She is a junior technical theatre major at the Osceola County School for the Arts and hopes to continue in technical theatre after college. When not working on TSA or in her school and community theaters, she enjoys spending time at Disney World, reading, or watching Netflix. Cameron has competed and won trophies at both state and national and is excited to serve as your Florida TSA State Treasurer.
Reporter - Kevin Tenczar - Palm Bay Magnet High School
Kevin Tenczar your State Reporter, also serves currently as Palm Bay Magnet High’s TSA President. Being a passionate advocate for the Technology Student Association he has volunteered over 100 hours in the duration of his TSA career. “The most rewarding experience is seeing people become successful through the opportunities TSA has to offer individuals”, Kevin explains. When he is not working on TSA or volunteering at Southwest Middle School, he devotes time to friends and family. His favorite activities include: going to the beach and binge watching all of “Greys Anatomy” on Netflix. All of his efforts go toward his aspirations of becoming a technology teacher as his love for STEAM education continues to develop past a typical TSA conference. With this grateful opportunity as state reporter he is excited to give back to the organization that has provided so much of his passion. The 2016-2017 FLTSA state reporter hopes his passion and love for TSA comes through this year.
Sergeant at Arms - Spencer Waid - Lakewood Ranch High School
Spencer Waid is a freshman at Lakewood Ranch High School and has been part of TSA for the past four years. Through his experience with TSA he has developed an interest and passion for leadership, graphic design, and creativity. The youngest of four brothers, he had the opportunity to observe his three older brothers’ TSA experiences and watched them work and earn several awards at all levels of competition. This inspired Spencer to follow in their footsteps by joining TSA in 6th grade at Haile Middle School. Since then he has served as Sergeant at Arms, Treasurer, and President at the chapter level. Some of Spencer’s favorite events have been Chapter Team, Biotechnology Design, and Children’s Stories. Throughout the past four years, he has experienced TSA competitive success placing in the top three at the district, state and national levels. Outside of TSA he really enjoys developing his skills as a violinist. Spencer has been a member of the school orchestra since the 6th grade. Lastly, his hopes for the future include attending the University of South Florida and perusing a career in Occupational Therapy.