Afeef Shaik is a senior attending Franklin County High School and the Franklin County Career and Tech Center. This is Afeef’s third year in TSA. Afeef found a passion for engineering early in high school completing Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics. Afeef plans on going to college to study biomedical engineering. Afeef has enjoyed a variety of TSA competitions including Quiz Bowl, Vex Robotics, and On-Demand Video. Outside of TSA, Afeef enjoys: caring for his pet fish, academic team, BETA club, Spanish club, and varsity tennis. Afeef is eager to lead Kentucky TSA to success and to continue breaking records.
Jaycie Bussell is currently a junior at Bath County High School. She has been part of TSA since her freshman year. Jaycie currently holds the office of President of her chapter and is Junior Class Reporter. As a sophomore, Jaycie served as the EKTSA Regional Reporter and as her chapter's Secretary. Jaycie has also competed at the national level for TSA the past two years. Jaycie serves as team captain of the Bath County High School Cross Country and Track teams. She also participates in, Wildcat Leadership Council, Educational Talent Search, and the Superintendent Advisory Council. Additionally, Jaycie has recently been named as team captain for the Bath County Solar Car Racing Team. This past summer, Jaycie was part of the first Kentucky High School Solar Car racing team to compete in the National Solar Car Challenge. She and her team took the solar car they built to race it on the Texas Motor Speedway. Jaycie and her team placed 4th in their division. Jaycie hopes to pursue her dreams of being an architect after graduating from college.
Audrey Suit is the Secretary of KYTSA, a Junior currently attending Fleming County High School. Her interest in engineering began during her freshman year, when she was prompted to join TSA. She ran for office her sophomore year and became her local chapter Secretary. As a junior, she is the Chairman of the Executive Committee. She collaborates with her school administration and superintendent to provide support to her engineering program and TSA. Besides TSA, she is a representative on her Student Council, a member of various clubs, a member of the Golf team, and the Captain of her Girl’s Varsity Track team. She takes pride in her dedication to academics, her friends, and her community.
Eli Travis is a junior attending Glasgow High School. This is Eli’s second year in Tsa. Eli’s interest in engineering was uncovered as a child, but through his highschool intro to engineering and principles of engineering class he found his true passion in engineering. Eli plans to study aerospace or aeronautical engineering in college. Eli has found enjoyment in competition in structural design, prepared presentation, and becoming a state officer through TSA. He has also gained many leadership skills as well as a greater knowledge in general through TSA. Eli’s other hobbies include DECA club, varsity soccer, spanish club, and KYA. Eli is looking forward to helping the officer team with whatever is necessary to keep KYTSA at its full potential and complete his duties as state treasurer.
Kate is a senior at Lyon County High School where she has been involved in TSA for all four years of high school. She currently holds the position of president for both her chapter and WKYTSA, was chapter and regional treasurer in her junior year, and was chapter historian during her sophomore year. Her main goal for the program is to rebuild WKYTSA through regional meetings, trips, and competitions. She is also actively involved as: the chair of Lyon County Young Republicans, a starter and captain for her school’s varsity soccer team, executive manager of her school’s store, a high school representative on the Family Resource and Youth Services Advisory Council, and a member of her church, Future Business Leaders of America, Gifted and Talented, Kentucky Teen Court Program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Beta Club, Pep Club, 4-H, and Student Technology Leadership Program. She hopes to someday put her STEM and design skills to use as a structural engineer or interior designer.
Andrew Jones is a senior at Rowan County Senior High School. This will be his 4th year in the TSA program. He has been a Rowan County chapter team officer for 3 years and was the EKTSA Sergeant-at-Arms for the 2018-2019 school year. He is also a varsity bowler for Rowan county. Andrew enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family when he is not working at Wal-Mart. He lives at home with his mother and two dogs. Andrew is very excited for the coming school year and can't wait to see what TSA holds!
Shelby Breeze is a Senior at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She is currently in the International Baccalaureate program, a rigorous college prep program. After high school Shelby is interested in studying Mechanical and Materials Engineering. She has been in TSA since her sophomore year and currently is her chapter's President. Apart from TSA Shelby enjoys playing soccer as well as coaching a middle school team. She enjoys playing guitar, and volunteers often around her community with Gods Pantry and Military Missions.