Roger Phelps is a remarkable individual coming from Warsaw, Kentucky. He is a dedicated student at iLEAD Academy, where he initially pursued his passion through the engineering and computer science pathway. With an unwavering commitment to growth and learning, Roger transitioned into the criminal justice pathway, demonstrating his versatile interests.
Roger's leadership qualities shine brightly as he takes on the esteemed role of KYTSA President, embodying the values of dedication and service to his fellow students. His impressive 4.1 GPA attests to his academic prowess, a testament to his hard work and determination. Beyond the classroom, Roger's influence extends to his community, where he serves as a strong leader, making a positive impact on those around him.
Adding to his impressive portfolio of accomplishments, Roger also holds the position of Chapter President for his school's National Honors Society. This role highlights his commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire others to strive for greatness.
Roger Phelps exemplifies dedication, leadership, and a thirst for knowledge. His journey continues to inspire, leaving an indelible mark on his school, community, and KYTSA.
Carter County Career and Technical Center
Jennifer Nguyen is a driven student and leader at the Craft Academy and East Carter High School. After discovering an early interest in the organization as a freshman, she is now serving as an officer for the third year. She believes that the opportunities, conferences, and people are some of the best parts of Kentucky TSA.
Aside from TSA, Jennifer is committed to bringing change to her community in various ways. She is part of the leadership team for the Hazel Green Academy Revitalization Project, a student led effort to restore the buildings of the historic campus in order to create an outreach center for the community of Hazel Green. Additionally, she is the founder of Equal Access KY, a nonprofit initiative that aims to provide underserved Eastern Kentucky youth with essential resources to promote their success in high school and post-secondary education. She is in her second year of interning for Leadership Initiatives International, where she previously worked to develop a public health campaign surrounding the harmful effects of self medication on the community of Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Outside of school, Jennifer enjoys learning new languages, traveling, music, and spending time with friends. Jennifer is committed to educational advocacy and the pursuit of STEM, and she hopes to continue channelling her interests through her involvement in Kentucky TSA. Jennifer is thankful for the opportunities KYTSA has given her, and she is looking forward to the upcoming year on the officer team.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Ellen Fei is a dedicated senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. While she joined TSA in her freshman year by accident, she has discovered her interest in technology and many other areas through her years in this organization.
Apart from TSA, Ellen enjoys being involved in various school and community activities. As it relates to the STEM subjects, Ellen is completing research in neuroimaging, and competing in biology events in Science Olympiad. She also holds leadership positions in Beta Club, Cultural Society, Medical Society, and Student Council. Outside of school, Ellen enjoys coding, playing guzheng, taking photos, and getting bubble tea with friends. In her future, she hopes to explore the intersection between medicine and computer science, and pursue a career as a physician.
TSA has given Ellen some of her best high school memories, from forming friendships with people of shared passions to getting lost in convention centers. She has served as chapter and regional secretary in past years, and is now serving as chapter vice president. Additionally, Ellen enjoys utilizing her interests in both the STEM subjects and the humanities through several TSA competitions. Some of her favorite events include software development, essays on technology, and prepared presentation. Ellen’s experiences in TSA have helped her acquire valuable skills while also developing a sense of belongingness, so she is excited to spend her final year as a TSA member helping others have an amazing TSA journey.
Franklin County Career & Technical Center
Trey Harrell, hailing from Frankfort, Kentucky, is a vibrant presence within both Western Hill High School and the Franklin County Career & Technical Center. As a dedicated junior, Trey has enthusiastically embraced a diverse array of interests and responsibilities.
On the sporting front, Trey exhibits prowess as a member of both the school's golf team and his local mountain biking ensemble. Beyond the greens and rugged trails, he finds joy in the camaraderie of his friends, passionately supporting his school's athletic teams, and indulging in the world of video games.
Trey's zest for adventure extends to the snowy slopes, where he actively participates in the ski club at his high school. During the winter, you'll often find him carving through the snow at Perfect North Ski Slopes alongside his fellow club enthusiasts, making the most of every frosty Friday.
When Trey isn't pursuing his athletic or recreational interests, he channels his skills and creativity at Local’s Pizza Pub & Food Hub. Here, he channels his culinary talents into delectable crafting pizzas, salads, and various other mouthwatering entrees.
Prior to ascending to the role of a KYTSA (Kentucky Technology Student Association) State Officer, Trey Harrell served his local chapter admirably as its Historian and played a pivotal role as the CKTSA Regional Treasurer. With his vision for KYTSA, Trey aims to foster a more social and inclusive atmosphere within the organization. He is committed to pushing members beyond their comfort zones, ensuring that KYTSA conferences become transformative experiences for all involved.
Woodford County High School
Faith Ann Davis is a Sophomore at Woodford County High School. Though TSA has been a part of her life since the day she was born, she officially became a member in 6th grade and has loved every moment since. She has discovered her passion for leadership, engineering, technology, teaching, problem solving, hands-on learning, and many other experiences through TSA.
She has attended over 20 TSA conferences throughout her life, while making some of her greatest memories. Her most significant being making some of her best friends, having amazing mentors, winning 1st place at Nationals, riding a plane for the first time, becoming a state officer, staying up late having fun with her chapter, winning many awards, and meeting people who share the same interests, to discovering her passions for her future career. TSA has truly changed Faith Ann’s life and given her memories that will last a lifetime. In the future, she hopes to be a high school engineering teacher and TSA advisor.
Apart from TSA, Faith Ann is involved in a variety of school and community activities. Whether it’s FFA (Future Farmers of America), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes),GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science), Praise Band, Choir, or working and volunteering at church, she’s always doing something. In her spare time, Faith Ann enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies, being with her family, singing, going to soccer games, and eating cheese, her favorite food.
In addition to State Reporter, Faith Ann has served as her TSA Chapter President and Regional Vice President. Faith Ann led the charge for getting TSA established at WCHS and competing in their first ever region, state and national conferences. She enjoys taking on leadership roles and helping TSA members. She also loves the many STEM and leadership based competitions TSA offers. Some of her favorite events are Technology Problem Solving and Future Technology and Engineering Teacher. Many of her competitions and overall time and dedication to TSA have provided her with great opportunities and achievements. Additionally, Faith Ann’s skill set has grown enormously since becoming a member of TSA. She has acquired many skills in leadership, the ability to take action, public speaking, communication, critical thinking, confidence, hard work, and overall life skills through her many TSA experiences. Not only has she learned and acquired these skills to better her future career but also to better her as a person. TSA has truly made Faith Ann who she is and has provided her with a skill set that she will forever use in her daily life. TSA has shaped Faith Ann’s personality, given her a sense of community, along with the ability to discover who she is and help others discover themselves along their TSA journey.
Campbell County High School
Alexander Randall is a diligent junior at Campbell County High School. While he is known across the school for being involved in many extracurriculars, he will always remember TSA as the organization that drastically improved his leadership and technical skills.
Aside from being the CCHS TSA Chapter President, he is a varsity starter for the Academic Team, a BETA Club member, and a volunteer and training assistant with the Northern Kentucky Teen Court program. In terms of academics, course rigor is nothing new to Alex. He has taken many challenging courses that mold him into a better engineer, such as AP Physics I and Aerospace Engineering. Outside of the classroom, Alex plays recreational sports to build relationships with his peers and enjoys rooting for Ohio State Football.
When Alex walked into the Griffin Gate for TSA State his freshman year, he knew that the organization was just right for him. He loved the atmosphere of competition and was amazed to see all of the knowledge and passion in one ballroom at the general sessions. Ever since Alex took the stage for the first time at state his sophomore year, he knew that his biggest goal for the upcoming year was to expand the positivity of this environment.
Alex isn’t exactly certain about his future, but he knows he wants an engineering career. As of now, after graduating in 2025, Alex plans to attend university with an Aerospace Engineering major and a Physics minor. Alex is incredibly grateful for the positive experiences and people that he has interacted with throughout his time in TSA, and hopes he can use his term as Sergeant At-Arms to create experiences equally as valuable for all of Kentucky’s delegation!
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Emma Conley is a passionate senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She joined TSA in ninth grade and has participated as a chapter officer since her sophomore year, now serving as her school’s chapter president. Through her involvement in TSA, Emma has grown in probem-solving, critical thinking, and self-confidence, and believes that TSA is a valuable experience for every student.
At her school, Emma is involved in many service and STEM related extracurriculars. She holds an officer position in Beta Club and coordinates environmental service projects including highway clean-ups and garden work days. Emma is part of the leadership team for the Math, Science, and Technology Center (MSTC) at Dunbar, and loves planning events throughout the year for MSTC students. She also writes for the MSTC newspaper, The Element. She is in her second year of a research project at UK exploring potential treatments to reduce the expression of tau protein in Alzheimer’s Disease. In the future, Emma hopes to bridge her passion for technology discovered through TSA with an interest in medicine to pursue a career as a biomedical engineer.
Apart from school activities, Emma loves to spend time outdoors working on a horse farm and competing in eventing. She also enjoys volunteering at summer camps and shows, helping young riders learn the basics of horse care and develop a positive foundation in the sport. In her free time, she loves hiking, playing with her cats, hanging out at coffee shops, and listening to music.
Emma is so grateful for all of the experiences TSA has given her throughout high school, from learning to code video games to laughing with friends at the state conference social. In her final year of high school, she looks forward to being able to give back to KYTSA, and hopes to create an accessible, welcoming environment for all members.