Missouri TSA 2020 State Championships Update
The Missouri TSA State Virtual Conference will not take place March 29th-31st, 2020. We will not be able to organize anything until April 6th, 2020. I will send out an update on virtual competitions on April 10th, 2020. The governor has closed the DESE building to visitors. It is plausible that we will be able to hold the virtual conference beginning in May or sooner depending on if students are allowed to return to the classroom. National TSA has extended registration from April 6th – May 29th, 2020. We have plenty of time to run our virtual conferences with that much leeway that they have given to us. If you reserve(d) rooms with the required hotels for the National Conference, the hotel has a 72 hour prior to arrival cancellation Notification Requirement.
The first online competitive event we are going to hold is the high school cyber security competition because this one is already being offered online. I am working with Kevin Chung out of North Carolina who will be working with us on this event. Those who are competing in Cybersecurity for High School should already have set-up their profile through the links that were sent to you earlier. If you are registered and do not have that information, please let me know. There are companies offering free internet for households that have K-12 students. You can reach out to them through the following link: https://data.usac.org/publicreports/CompaniesNearMe/Download/Report. Others include: CenturyLink, Frontier, RCN, Windstream, Verizon. Please tell your students and parents to reach out to these providers to find out which types of offerings that they have.