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					                        Florida TSA
                  State Conference Guide
                   April 29 – May 2, 2009




                   Florida Technology Student Association

                     State Conference and Competitions

                           April 29 – May 2, 2009
                     Florida Hotel and Conference Center
                             1500 Sand Lake Road
                              Orlando, FL 32809
                                (800) 588-4656
                              (407) 816-5193 Fax




         Click below to visit the Florida Hotel and Conference Center
                   http://www.thefloridahotelorlando.com/



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February 15, 2009



MEMORANDUM
To:            Chapter Advisors
               Florida Technology Student Association

From:          Tom Scholz                           Duane Hume
               Chair, Florida TSA                   State Advisor and
               Brevard County Schools               State Supervisor-Tech Education

Subject:       Annual State Leadership Conference and Competitions


Florida Technology Student Association and Foundation, Inc., (FL TSA) invites you to join us
for the Annual State Leadership Conference and Competitions scheduled for April 29th – May
2nd, 2009 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in the Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida.
Students will have an opportunity to gather, campaign for state office, demonstrate their
knowledge and skills through competitive events, and be a part of leadership development
activities.

There are many issues to consider in planning and successfully executing this conference. With
careful attention to responsibilities by everyone involved, we will once again have a tremendous
experience for the students we serve. Thank you in advance for your active involvement and
participation. Good luck to you and your chapter in the events ahead!

If you need additional information, contact:

                                Harold Miner, Executive Director
                                        (352) 343-2436
                                         P.O. Box 133
                                 Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
                                      hminer@usa2net.net

                                               or

                               Justin Devine, Conference Manager
                                          (941) 306-9800
                                      jdevine21@gmail.com




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            ANNUAL FLORIDA TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
                  STATE CONFERENCE AND COMPETITION


Florida Technology Student Association and Foundation, Inc. (FL TSA) is a career and technical
organization operating under State Board of Education rules. As part of its annual program,
Florida TSA will host its Annual State Conference and Competitions on April 29th – May 2nd,
2009, at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL.

The conference registration fee is $65.00 per person for students and advisors. The online
registration system will be utilized whereby advisors will be responsible for entering their
student names and events in which each will enter for competition. Registration is open until
March 28th at which time open enrollment will be closed for additional students. You may
however, make changes to the information originally submitted by replacing student names and
changes in the event registration areas with a deadline of April 10, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. We have
provided the registration forms in the conference package as a worksheet while determining
event participants. Payment for the registrations should be postmarked with a date of April
1, 2009. There will not be any late or onsite event registrations. Please note this policy will
be strictly adhered to. There is a registration fee of $25 for guests. Alumni are required to
complete a Conference Assistant Application and submit the application with a deposit of
$30.00, which is refundable upon arrival at the hotel site. Applications will be reviewed and a
determination will be made as to which alumni will be accepted to attend the State Conference as
Conference Assistants. Alumni, not serving as Conference Assistants are welcome to attend
with a chapter and should register as guests. This arrangement would be subject to your local
school/chapter advisor’s acceptance. All checks should be made payable to Florida TSA.

Students who have qualified for a Silver Achievement Award in the Achievement Program will
be recognized and receive their award at the state conference. Advisors should forward
supporting documentation to the Florida TSA post office box with a postmark date of April 1,
2009.

Review the conference package for details on the following topics:
    Policies and Procedures
    Hotel Information
    Schedule of Events
    Specific Competitive Event Highlights
    Level III & IV Competition
    State and National Officer Candidates
    Scholarships
    Technology Honor Society
    Volunteer Judging Recruitment
    Alumni Registration
    Accounting and Competitive Event Registration Worksheets

Take time to review this package carefully. I recommend you obtain the 2008-2009 Middle
School or the 2009-2010 High School Technology Activities “Tri-Fold” (CD Set) and review all
event guidelines. Be fully aware of rules, regulations, and specifications for the various events
your students enter; the guidelines of the Technology Activities Tri-Fold, as always, will be
strictly followed.


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                                  Important Details
   1.      Hotel reservations will be made directly with the Florida Hotel (800-588-4656).

   2.      Chapters located 25 miles or less from the conference site are exempt from staying
           overnight at the hotel and may drive each day. Any chapter more than 25 miles off
           site which does not stay overnight at the conference hotel will incur a conference
           charge of $75 per registered student or advisor. Guests should register but will not be
           accessed the “conference charge.”

   3.      Chapters are not required to make onsite changes for students in team events.
           Chapters will be responsible to have the appropriate number of team member’s
           present for the event. Individual entries will be made via the online registration
           system.

   4.      Chapters will not be allowed to change any event participants on-site. All changes
           will conclude at midnight, Friday, April 10, 2009. Event participant reports will be
           printed at that time and considered final.

   5.      Event coordinators are NOT expected to make special accommodations for students
           with scheduling conflicts.
                   Students may ask for accommodating interview times and the event
                     coordinator will do the best to help students fit into the interview schedule.
                   Event coordinators cannot be expected to keep judges beyond the event
                     time block in order to accommodate student conflicts.
                   Students will be allowed to enter a competitive event late, but will be
                     required to finish by the published ending time of the event. Extra time
                     will not be allowed and, if taken, would constitute a 20 point rules
                     violation deduction for the event.




The above rules are designed to keep from “burning out” our volunteers. The schedule as posted
is final and is available for your perusal. Students will be required to determine their event
entries based on the schedule without creating any event conflicts; again, individual changes and
conflicts will not be addressed during the conference.




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                     Important Due Dates to Remember
February 25, 2009         (Target Date) State Conference On-line Registration System Open.


April 1, 2009             State Officer Applications Due


March 31, 2009            Deadline for on-line registration input. After this date no new
                          students can be added. Events for students can be changed until
                          April 10, 2009.

March 20, 2009            Alumni division dues and Conference Assistant Applications with
                          $30 refundable deposits are due. (mail or fax to the Florida TSA
                          office).

April 1, 2009             1. Advise Florida TSA office if you plan to arrive
                             Thursday, April 30, 2009. (NOT Recommended)
                          2. Mail the following items with required postmarks to the
                             Florida TSA office:
                                Conference registration invoice and payment
                                Frank Zeitler Future Educator Scholarship
                                Dr. Ralph V. Steeb Scholarship
                                Silver Achievement Award
                                Technology Honor Society
                                Advisor Volunteer form for Competitive Event Judging

April 1 at 9:00 am        Cyberspace Pursuit (Levels I-IV) URL due for State Only Email
                          the Cyberspace Pursuit Form to: jdevine21@gmail.com
                          All entries must be submitted by the Chapter advisor using the
                          form attached.

April 1, 2009             National Officer Candidate Applications (mail/fax to Florida TSA
                          office).

April 2, 2009             The Florida TSA room block will be released at 5:00 pm on
                          4/3/09.

April 10, 2009            Final online changes to competitive event registrations.     New
                          student names will not be allowed after April 1, 2009.
                          No changes will be accommodated onsite.

Official Mail Address:    Florida TSA
                          P.O. Box 133
                          Howie-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
                          Phone 352-343-2436


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              Hotel Reservation Procedure




                         Florida Hotel and Conference Center
                                 1500 Sand Lake Road
                                  Orlando, FL 32809
                                    (800) 588-4656
                                  (407) 816-5193 Fax


The Florida Hotel prefers that all room reservations for Florida TSA be made
through the hotel reservation department at (800) 588-4656. Please refer to
the group name “Florida TSA”. After making reservations, please fax the
rooming list form to the hotel.


                              HOTEL INFORMATION
HOTEL:            Florida Hotel and Conference Center
                  1500 Sand Lake Road
                  Orlando, FL 32809

                  Reservation: 800-588-4656

                  Fax:            407-816-5193

ROOM RATE:        $140.00 - Single-Quad Occupancy *

DEADLINE:         The Florida TSA room block will be released to the general public on
                  April 3rd at 5:00 PM. In order to be assured rooms, you must call the




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                     hotel reservation department and then fax the attached room list to
                     the hotel, inclusive of all pertinent credit card information.

ROOMING LIST:        Use the rooming list form to provide the Florida Hotel with occupancy
                     information. The rooming list must be mailed or faxed to the hotel to
                     complete the reservation. This list can be adjusted at check-in if
                     necessary; however, this will slow down the check-in process. To
                     expedite the check-in process, forward an updated rooming list to the
                     Florida Hotel prior to your arrival. For security purposes, a current
                     rooming list will be requested from you at the registration desk, with
                     the assigned room numbers included.

                     In order to receive the 12.5% sales tax exemption, the hotel must
                     receive a copy of your school’s tax-exempt certificate. A check for the
                     first night’s deposit or a credit card number is required with your
                     reservation. Balances are due upon check-in. There will be no direct
                     billing. All rooms covered by the tax-exempt form must be paid by a
                     check from your school.

CHECK-IN:            There will be no luggage or equipment brought into the hotel through
                     the front entrance. Buses and cars will drive around to the west side
                     of the hotel across from Sears and students will enter with luggage
                     and equipment through the Symposium West room. The Symposium
                     West will be open from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm on Wednesday, April
                     29, 2009.

CHECKOUT:            It is the responsibility of each advisor to check rooms for debris
                     and/or damage before checkout. A hotel manager will check each
                     guestroom to insure good condition.

                     There will be no luggage or equipment removed from the hotel
                     through the front entrance. Buses and cars will drive around to the
                     west side of the hotel across from Sears and students will exit the hotel
                     through the Symposium West room. The Symposium West will be
                     open from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.


* The $140 room rate includes a rebate applied to the Florida TSA master account to
absorb conference costs. If a school chooses to reside outside of the room block or outside
of the hotel, they will be charged $75 per student (exception: If Mapquest shows the
address of the school is 25 miles or less from the hotel address).




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2009 Conference Schedule
Wednesday, April 29th

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Board Appointment Meeting .................................................. Board Room 4

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Conference Registration ......................................................... Forum West 2

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chapter President Meeting ..................................................... Board Room 3

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Alumni Meeting & Assignments ............................................. Forum East 2

10:00 pm – 10:50 pm
Event Coordinator’s Meeting .................................................. Heroes Salon 2
(All coordinators are required to attend)

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
State Officers / Officer Candidates ......................................... Board Room 3

11:00 pm
Curfew (all students must be in their rooms)

Thursday, April 30th

8:00 am – 11:00 am
Written Exams:
Construction Systems (II) Exam ..............................................      Legacy North 1 & 2
Electrical Applications (I) Exam .............................................     Legacy North 1 & 2
Technical Design (I) Exam ......................................................   Legacy North 1 & 2
Technical Sketching (II) Exam ...............................................      Legacy North 1 & 2
Technology Bowl (I & II) Exam .............................................        Legacy South 1& 2
Chapter Team (I & II) Exam ...................................................     Legacy South 3

8:00 am – 11:00 am
Project Check-In ...................................................................... Legends 1

Agriculture and Biotechnology (I & II)
Animatronics (II)                                                                  Continued on Next Page . . .
Dragster (I & II)
Architectural Model (II)                                                           Graphic Design Challenge (I)
Communication Challenge (I)                                                        Imaging Technology (II)
Construction Challenge (I)                                                         Inventions and Innovations (I)
Digital Photography Challenge (I)                                                  Manufacturing Challenge (I)
Electronic Research & Experimentation (II)                                         Manufacturing Prototype (II)
Electronic Game Challenge (I)                                                      Medical Technology (I & II)
Engineering Design (II)                                                            Music Production (II)
Environmental Challenge (I)                                                        Promotional Graphics (II)
Fashion Design (II)                                                                Technology Transfer Challenge (I)
Film (II)                                                                          Transportation Challenge (I)
Flight Endurance (II)                                                              TSA Cup - Marine Design Challenge (I)
Future Technology Teacher (II)                                                     TSA Multimedia (I)
                                                                                   Video Challenge (I)


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Electronic Game Design (1)




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8:00 am – 11:00 am
Project Check-In (continued)

                                                   Check-in at Legends 3
                                       Jaguar F1 (I & II), Dragster Design (I & II) and
                                                Transportation Modeling (II)

             Radio Controlled Transportation (II) must check-in two hours prior to event time.

                                          Do not check-in the following projects.
                                     Bring the project directly to the competitive event:

                                                       Desktop Publishing (II)
                                                        Technology Dare (II)

8:30 am – 9:30 am
On Demand Video (II) Orientation .......................................... Traditions

10:00 am- 11:00 am
Digital Video Editing (I) Pilot ................................................. Traditions

11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
First General Session ............................................................... Heroes Ballroom

12:00 Noon - 12:30 pm
State Officer Candidate Question/Answer Session .................. Heroes Salon 2
(One voting delegate from each chapter)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
State Officer Candidate Campaigning ..................................... Legacy Pre-function

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Debating Technology Issues (II) Sign-Up ............................... Traditions

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Debating Technology Issues (II)
Preliminary Selections ............................................................. Traditions

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sci/Vis (II) Pickup Schedule ................................................... Legacy South 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapter Team (I) Group 1- Presentation ................................ Heroes Salon 1, 2
Chapter Team (I) Group 1- Holding Area ............................... Heroes Salon 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Structural (I & II) Construction ............................................... Legacy North 1, 2

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Career Comparisons (II) Application ...................................... Legacy South 2
TSA Cup – Marine Design (I) Pre-Race Orientation ............... Pool

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Leadership Challenge (I) First Challenge ................................ Legacy South 1

2:30 pm -5:30 pm
Sci/Vis (II) Presentations ......................................................... Legacy South 3

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Career Challenge (I) Application ............................................. Legacy South 2
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3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Dragster (I & II) Time Trials ................................................... Legends 2, 3

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Finalist Imaging Tech (II)
 Pick up assignment ............................................................... Forum West 2

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapter Team (I) Group 2-Presentation ................................. Heroes Salon 1, 2
Chapter Team (I) Group 2- Holding Area .............................. Heroes Salon 3

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Interviews and Presentations .................................................. Legends 1
(Holding Area in Legends Pre-function)
Architectural Model (II)
Electronic Game Design Challenge (I)
TSA Multimedia (I) Oral Report
Electronic Game Design (II)

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Prepared Speech (I) Presentation ............................................ Legacy South 1
(Holding area in Legacy Pre-function)

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Career Comparisons (II) Finalist Interview ............................ Legacy South 2
(Holding area in Legacy Pre-function)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapter Team (II) Group 1 - Presentation .............................. Heroes Salon 1, 2
Chapter Team (II) Group 1 - Holding Area ............................ Heroes Salon 3

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Computer Programming Pilot (I & II) Set-Up ........................ Legacy South 3

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flight Challenge (I) Construction ............................................ Legacy North 1, 2
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Career Challenge (I) Interviews .............................................. Legacy South 2
(Holding area in Legacy Pre-function)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Computer Programming Pilot (I & II) Task ........................... Legacy South 3

6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Video Games .......................................................................... Legacy South 1

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapter Team (II) Group 2 - Presentation .............................. Heroes Salon 1, 2
Chapter Team (II) Group 2 - Holding Area ............................ Heroes Salon 3

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Transportation Modeling (II) .................................................. Legends 2, 3

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Advisor Briefing ..................................................................... Legacy South 2

9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Computer Programming Pilot (I & II)
Interview/Judging ................................................................... Legacy South 3


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10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Graduating Seniors Meeting With Alumni ............................. Legacy South 2

11:00 pm
Curfew (all students must be in their rooms)

Friday, May 1st
7:30 am – 8:30 am
System Control (I & II) Captain’s Meeting ............................ Legacy North 2

7:30 am – 11:30 am
Problem Solving (I) ............................................................... Legacy South 2, 3

7:30 am – 11:30 am
Flight Endurance (II) Time Trials & Finals ............................ Heroes Ballroom

8:00 am -7:00 pm
State Officer Candidate Campaigning ..................................... Legacy Pre-function

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Technical Writing Challenge (I) ............................................. Legacy South 1

8:30 am – 11:00 am
Dragster Design (II) Finals ..................................................... Legends 2, 3

8:30 am – 11:00 am
Systems Control Technology (I & II) Task ............................ Legacy North 2

9:00 am – 12:30 am
Debating Technology Issues (II) Semifinals ………...… ........ Traditions

9:30 am – 11:00 am
Essays on Technology (II) ...................................................... Legacy South 1

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Fashion Design (II) Sign-Up ................................................... Legacy North 1

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Technical Design Challenge (I) Finals ................................... Legacy South 1

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Jaguar F1 in Schools (I & II) Interviews ................................ Legends 2, 3
Jaguar F1 in Schools (I & II) Finals ....................................... Legends 2, 3

12:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Fashion Design (II) Presentations ........................................... Legacy North 1

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Technology Problem Solving (II) ............................................ Legacy South 2, 3

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Challenging Technology Issues (I) Presentations ................... Boardroom 3
(Holding area outside of Boardroom 4)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Interviews and Presentations .................................................. Legends 1
(Holding area in Traditions)
Construction Challenge (I)
Engineering Design (II)
Technology Transfer Challenge (I)
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1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Challenge (I) Trim, Trials & Finals .............................. Heroes Ballroom

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dragster Challenge (I) Finals .................................................. Legends 2, 3

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Digital Photography (I) Finals ............................................... Legacy South 1

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Systems Control (I & II) –Pickup Equipment ........................ Legacy North 2
R/C Transportation (II) Check-In ........................................... Legends Pre-function
(R/C Transportation – In front of Legends 3)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Communication Challenge (I) Finals ...................................... Legacy North 2

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Interviews and Presentations .................................................. Legends 1
(Holding area in Traditions)
Agriculture/Biotechnology Design (I & II)
Electronic Research & Experimentation (II)
Environmental Challenge (I)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leadership Challenge (I) Holding Room ............................... Legacy South 2
Leadership Challenge (I) Final Presentation ........................... Legacy South 3

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
TSA Cup - Marine Design Challenge (I) Finals ...................... Poolside

3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Future Technology Teacher (II)
Final Presentations ................................................................... Board Room 4

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Desktop Publishing (II) Set Up ............................................... Legacy North 1

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Radio Controlled Transportation (II) ...................................... Legends 2, 3

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Electrical Applications (I) Finals ............................................ Legacy South 1

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Desktop Publishing (II) Task .................................................. Legacy North 1

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interviews and Presentations .................................................. Legends 1
(Holding area in Traditions)
Animatronics (II)
Inventions & Innovations (I)
Medical Technology (I & II)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Technical Sketching (II) Task ................................................ Legacy South 2
Imaging Technology (II) Storyboards .................................... Legacy South 3

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Alumni Meeting, Elections .................................................... Forum East 2
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6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Radio Controlled Transportation (II)
Pickup Equipment .................................................................. Legends 2, 3

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advisor Briefing .................................................................... Legacy North 2

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Super Alligon World Release Party ........................................ Heroes Ballroom

7:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Super Alligon World Release Party ........................................ Legacy North 1& 2
                                                                           Legacy South 1& 2 & 3
11:00 pm
Curfew (all students must be in their rooms)

Saturday, May 2nd

8:00 am
Voting Delegate Seating ......................................................... Heroes Ballroom

8:00 am – 8:30 am
On Demand Video (II) Drop off .............................................. Traditions
Digital Video Editing (I) Pilot ................................................. Traditions

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Business Meeting &
2009-10 State Officer Elections .............................................. Heroes Ballroom

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Production (II) Final Interviews ……….. ..................... Board Room 4

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Set-Up ……………………………………...…….. ................ Legacy North 1

CAD, Architecture with Animation (II)
CAD, Engineering with Animation (II)

10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Competitive Event Projects (Open to Public) ......................... Legends 1

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Technology Dare (II) Finals ................................................... Traditions

10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Cyberspace Pursuit (II) Oral Exam ......................................... Legacy South 3

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Extemporaneous Speech (II) Presentation ..............................                Legacy South 1
Extemporaneous Speech (II) Holding Room ..........................                    Legacy South 2
Structural Engineering (II) Testing .........................................         Legends 2
Tech Bowl Challenge (I) Finals ..............................................         Legends 3

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Task ........................................................................................ Legacy North 1
CAD, Architecture with Animation (II)
CAD, Engineering with Animation (II)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
National Officer Candidate Interviews ................................... Boardroom 3
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12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm
Cyberspace Pursuit (I) Interviews .......................................... Legacy South 3

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Construction Systems (II) Finals ........................................... Traditions

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Challenging Tech Issues (I) Finals ..........................................         Board Room 3
Prepared Presentation (II) ........................................................   Legacy South 1
Prepared Presentation (II) Holding Room ..............................                Legacy South 2
Structural Challenge (I) Testing .............................................        Legends 2
Tech Bowl (II) Finals .............................................................   Legends 3

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Transportation Challenge (I) ................................................... Legacy North 2

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Competitive Event Project Pickup .......................................... Legends 1

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapter Time

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pick-Up ……………………………………...…….. .............. Legacy North 1
CAD, Architecture with Animation (II)
CAD, Engineering with Animation (II)

4:00 am – 5:00 am
Frank Zeitler Future Educator
and Dr. Ralph Steeb Scholarship Interviews ........................... Boardroom 3

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Doors Open: Awards Ceremony Seating ................................ Heroes Ballroom

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
FL TSA Awards Ceremony ..................................................... Heroes Ballroom

11:00 am
Curfew (all students must be in their rooms)

                                               Schedule by Competitive Event
                                                 Middle School Competitive Events
                                    (NOTE: See also Check-In Events on Thursday a.m. Schedule)

Agriculture and Biotechnology Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Interviews ..................................... Legends 1

Career Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm, Application ............................ Legacy South 2
Thurs, 4/30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Interviews .............................. Legacy South 2

Challenging Technology Issues
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm, Presentations .................................. Boardroom 3
Sat, 5/2, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm, Finals ............................................. Boardroom 3

Chapter Team
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ................................... Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Finals-Group 1 ....................... Heroes Salon 1/2
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Finals-Group 2 ....................... Heroes Salon 1/2
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Communication Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Finals ..................................Legacy North 2

Computer Program (Pilot)
Thurs, 4/30, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Setup ............................Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Task .............................Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Interviews ..................Legacy South 3

Construction Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Cyberspace Pursuit
Sat, 5/2, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Interviews .........................Legacy South 3

Digital Photography Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Finals ..................................Legacy South 1

Digital Video Editing Technology (Pilot)
Thurs, 4/30, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Task Assign ..............Traditions
Sat, 5/2, 8:00 am - 8:30 am, Submit Video ......................Traditions

Dragster Design Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Time Trials ..................Legends 2/3
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Finals ..................................Legends 2/3

Electrical Applications
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy North 1/2
Fri, 5/1, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Finals ..................................Legacy South 1

Electronic Game Design Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Interviews ....................Legends 1

Environmental Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Flight Challenge
Thurs, 4/29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Construction .................Legacy North 1/2
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Finals ..................................Heroes Ballroom

Inventions & Innovations
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Jaguar F1 in Schools
Fri, 5/1, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Finals, Interviews ..............Legends 2/3

Leadership Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, First Challenge .............Legacy South 1
Fir, 5/1, 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Finals ...................................Legacy South 3

Marine Design Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm, Pre-Race Orient ...........FL Bay Patio/Pool
Fri, 5/1, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Finals ..................................FL Bay Patio/Pool

Medical Technology Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1



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Prepared Speech
Thurs, 4/30, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Presentations ................Legacy South 1

Problem Solving
Fri, 5/1, 7:30 am - 11:30 am, Design Solution .................Legacy South 2/3

Structural Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Design & Build ............Legacy North 1/2
Sat, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Testing ...............................Legends 2

System Control Technology
Fri, 5/1, 7:30 am - 8:30 am, Captains Meeting ................Legacy North 2
Fri, 5/1, 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Task...................................Legacy North 2
Fri, 5/1, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Pickup Equipment ..............Legacy North 2

Technical Design Challenge
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy North 1/2
Fri, 5/1, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Finals ................................Legacy South 1

Technical Writing Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Task ....................................Legacy South 1

Technology Bowl
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy South 1/2
Sat, 5/2, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Finals ..............................Legends 3

Technology Transfer Challenge
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Transportation Challenge
Sat, 5/2, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Time Trials/Finals ..............Legacy North 1

TSA Multimedia
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Oral Reports .................Legends 1

                                        High School Competitive Events
                                    (NOTE: Check-In Events on Thursday a.m. Schedule)

Agriculture and Biotechnology Design
Fri, 5/1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Animatronics
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Presentations/Interviews .....Legends 1

Architectural Models
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Interviews ....................Legends 1

CAD Architecture with Animation
Sat, 5/2, 10:00am - 11:00 am, Set-Up..............................Legacy North 1
Sat, 5/2, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Task .................................Legacy North 1
Sat, 5/2, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Pick-Up Equipment ...........Legacy North 1

CAD Engineering with Animation
Sat, 5/2, 10:00am - 11:00 am, Set-Up..............................Legacy North 1
Sat, 5/2, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Task .................................Legacy North 1
Sat, 5/2, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Pick-Up Equipment ...........Legacy North 1

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Career Comparisons
Thurs, 4/30, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm, Application ..................Legacy South 2
Thurs, 4/30, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Interviews ....................Legacy South 2

Chapter Team
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Finals-Group 1 .............Heroes Salon 1/2
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Finals-Group 2 ...........Heroes Salon 1/2

Construction Systems
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy North 1
Sat, 5/2, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Finals ..................................Traditions

Computer Program (Pilot)
Thurs, 4/30, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Setup ............................Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Task .............................Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Interviews ..................Legacy South 3

Cyberspace Pursuit
Sat, 5/2, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, Oral Exam ...................Legacy South 3

Debating Technology Issues
Thurs, 4/30, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Sign-Up………………..Traditions
Thurs, 4/30, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Preliminary Selections….Traditions
Fri, 5/1, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Semifinals……………….….Traditions

Desktop Publishing
Fri, 5/1, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Set-Up ................................Legacy North 1
Fri, 5/1, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Task ....................................Legacy North 1

Dragster Design
Thurs, 4/30, 3:30 pm - 6:00, pm, Time Trials..................Legends 2/3
Fri, 5/1, 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Finals.................................Legends 2/3

Electronic Game Design
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Interviews……………..Legends 1

Electronic Research & Experimentation
Fri, 5/1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Oral Reports .......................Legends 1
Engineering Design
Fri, 5/1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Essays on Technology
Fri, 5/1, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, Writing……………………Legacy South 1

Extemporaneous Speech
Sat, 5/2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Presentations ....................Legacy South 1

Fashion Design
Fri, 5/1, 11:00 am – 11:30 am, Sign-Up .......................... Legacy North 1
Fri, 5/1, 12:00 pm – 3:45pm, Sign-Up ............................. Legacy North 1

Film
(Check-In Only)

Flight Endurance
Fri, 5/1, 7:30 am - 11:30 am, Time Trial & Finals ..........Heroes Ballroom

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Future Tech Teacher
Fri, 5/1, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Presentations .......................Board Room 4

Imaging Tech (Finalists)
Thurs, 4/30, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Pick-Up Task ...............Forum West 2
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Storyboards..........................Legacy South 3

Jaguar F1 in Schools
Fri, 5/1, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Finals/Interview ................Legends 2/3

Manufacturing Prototype
(Check-In Only)

Medical Technology
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Interviews ...........................Legends 1

Music Production
Sat 5/2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Interviews ..........................Board Room 4

On Demand Video
Thurs, 4/30, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Orientation ...................Traditions
Sat, 5/2, 8:00 am - 8:30 am, Submit Video ......................Traditions

Prepared Presentation
Sat, 5/2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Presentations ......................Legacy South 1

Promotional Graphics
(Check-In Only)

Radio Controlled Transportation
Fri, 5/1, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Check-In .............................Legends Pre-Function
Fri, 5/, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Challenge ..............................Legends 2/3
Fri, 5/1, 6:00 pm -6:30 pm, Pick-Up................................Legends 2/3
Sci/Vis
Thurs, 4/30, 2:00 pm -2:30 pm, Pickup Schedule ............Legacy South 3
Thurs, 4/30, 2:30 pm -5:30 pm, Presentations .................Legacy South 3

Structural Engineering
Thurs, 4/30, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Design & Build ............Legacy North 1/2
Sat, 5/2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Testing ..............................Legends 2

System Control Technology
Fri, 5/1, 7:30 am - 8:30 am, Captains Meeting ................Legacy North 2
Fri, 5/1, 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Task...................................Legacy North 2
Fri, 5/1, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Pickup Equipment ..............Legacy North 2

Technical Sketching & Applications
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy North 1/2
Fri, 5/1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Task ....................................Legacy South 2

Technology Bowl
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Exam ..........................Legacy South 1/2
Sat, 5/2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Finals ..................................Legends 3

Technology Dare
Sat, 5/2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Finals ................................Traditions


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Technology Problem Solving
Fri, 5/1, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Design Solution ................Legacy South 2/3

Transportation Modeling
Thurs, 4/30, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm .....................................Legends 2/3




                                         LEVELS OF COMPETITION
1. Chapter members and advisors shall enter competitive events according to the chapter level designation
indicated on the Florida TSA State Conference Registration Form.

2. Following is a breakdown of grades used as categories for competitive event entries:

                    Level I                         Grades 6, 7, 8, 9*
                    Level II                        Grades 9*, 10, 11, 12
                    Level III                       Grades 6, 7, 8, 9* Special Education Division
                    Level IV                        Grades 9*, 10, 11, 12 Special Education Division

* Ninth graders must compete at the level which corresponds with their official school classification.

                        Special Education Division – Level III & Level IV
The purpose for this level is to allow students with disabilities to participate in all activities that
Florida TSA offers. Students that are Deaf, Hard of Hearing; Autistic, Mentally Handicapped,
Educable, Trainable, Sever; or Orthopedic or Visual Impaired, and cannot compete at Level I or
II because of their need for modifications are eligible to compete at this level. These students
would require modifications related to their handicap that would change the event to make
it unfair for them to compete at Level I or II. This would not include accommodations such as
signing interpreter or large print that would not change the intent of the event. Level III and IV
will provide modifications that will change the content and/or level of skill, or otherwise change
the standard that is being tested. These levels and modifications are appropriate for students
whose cognitive ability does not permit the learning of the same content or level of skill.
Students may enter only one Level (I, II, III, and IV). Students should be encouraged to enter
level I or II and only enter Level III or IV if their disability prevents them from competing in
Level I or Level II.

All Level I (middle school) and Level II (high school) events will be offered to students in
Level III and IV.

Level III and IV students will have their disability considered when judging. To do this, each
student will need the attached form completed and signed by a school administrator and parent
for each event the student has entered. The form must be included with pre-registration
materials.

Judges will use the form to let them consider the student’s handicap and needed modifications
while judging the entry. On the form you need to include why a student may not have completed
all parts of the event or modifications that are needed to allow the student to compete.



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We cannot be aware of the specific modifications that might be needed for individual students. It
will be up to the advisor to make arrangements for their students. We will do whatever is
possible to make these activities accessible. If there is something that is needed that we maybe
able to provide, call Justin Devine (941) 306-9800 or email at jdevine21@gmail.com

Level III & IV entries must be registered via the online registration program and appropriate
Level III-IV form (attached) submitted for Florida TSA Judges. For online registration, Level
III events are located just below the Level I events; Level IV events are listed below the
Level II events.
                            National TSA Officer Candidate


Students interested in 2009-2010 National Technology Student Association Officer Candidate
Agreement and Application forms must personally contact Mary Jo Patterson, Leadership
Services Manager of the National TSA Office, to arrange for such documents. Email, written
requests, and collect telephone calls for the application will be accepted.

All completed, original applications must be returned to the Florida State TSA Office for
consideration by April 1, 2009 and will be interviewed by a Special Committee of the Florida
TSA Board of Directors. For further information, contact:



                        Mary Jo Patterson, Leadership Services Manager
                               Technology Student Association
                                    1914 Association Drive
                                      Reston, VA 22091
                                    (703) 860-9000 (office)
                                   mjpatterson@tsaweb.org




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                                   POLICIES AND RULES
              FOR FLORIDA TSA PARTICIPANTS
   1. All chapters are urged to attend. There is no limit to the number of student members
   who may attend from each chapter; however, each chapter shall be entitled to only two
   voting delegates. The state officers have one vote each. These delegates are the only
   members who may vote in the election and business meeting.

   2. There is a registration fee of $65.00 for each student and advisor attending the
   conference. Online registration input and invoice with payment are due April 1,
   2009. New event registrations will not be accepted by the registration system
   after April 1, 2009. There will be no late or onsite event registrations or changes;
   therefore, it is imperative that all conference registration input and payment by
   submitted timely. There is a $25 registration fee for guests and chaperones, which
   will cover the banquet meal function. Alumni are required to make a refundable
   deposit of $30.00, which will be returned upon arrival at the hotel site. All persons
   attending the conference must be registered. There will be no refunds; however,
   substitutions can be made for paid registrations.

   3. Early registration is required to speed the preparation process and allow us to
   accurately plan for each competitive event. All advisors must pick-up and sign for
   their own registration package by 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29th, review name
   badges for accuracy and resubmit no later than 10:30 p.m. on the same evening. The
   only exception to this policy will be for chapters who plan to arrive Thursday
   morning. Arrangements must be made with Justin Devine, Conference Manager at
   (941) 306-9800 or by email at jdevine21@gmail.com

   4. Please be aware that due to reasons of liability and security, Florida TSA assesses a
   fee of $75 per person for anyone electing not to stay at an officially designated
   conference hotel property. The only exception to this policy applies to those chapters
   that reside within a distance of twenty-five miles from the hotel and are commuting
   from home on a daily basis (Mapquest).

   5. It is a felony in the State of Florida for debris or any item to be thrown from any
   upper level (i.e. balcony, alcove or stairwell). “Debris of any kind being thrown will
   result in eviction of the entire room”. Florida TSA will not make provisions for those
   who choose to violate Florida Law. In addition, all guests associated with a room
   eviction will be disqualified for the remainder of the conference and will forego
   eligibility of any and all awards. There will be no waiver from this agreement;
   therefore, it is strongly urged that all conference attendees are made aware of this
   agreement.

   6. Travel for students must comply with all local School Board policies.

    7. Permission to travel forms must be completed for each student and filed as per
   local School Board policy. Advisors must have, for ready reference, a name and
   telephone number for parental contact for each student.


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    8. There may be no more than 10 students per advisor or chaperone. Some
   county policies may require a lower student/chaperone ratio and such policies should
   be adhered to. Advisors must exercise prudent judgment and be responsible for and
   stay with the students at all times. Advisors are responsible for the security and safety
   of his or her students at all times. A curfew of 11:00 p.m. is set for students to be in
   their rooms and quiet. Only adults and alumni members may be out of their rooms
   after 11:00 p.m.

     9. Advisors should check each sleeping room before check-in and before departure.
   If damages are found, they should be reported to the hotel management. Local
   chapters and their advisors are responsible for their rooms used and any damages that
   occur. Any damage should be noted and resolved with the hotel at that time. Trash
   thrown about the room must be cleaned before leaving the hotel.

   10. Florida TSA will adhere to the National TSA Dress Code which is stated as
   follows:

   Chapter and state advisors, parents and chaperones are responsible for seeing that all
   TSA student members wear official TSA attire, professional TSA attire, or business
   casual TSA attire as occasions may require. Official TSA attire, professional TSA
   attire, and business casual TSA attire are considered appropriate dress for related
   conference activities and public appearances. Since adults (advisors, parents and
   guests) serve as role models at TSA conferences and activities, they are expected to
   dress appropriately for all related occasions they attend. Students must adhere to the
   TSA dress code requirements as listed below:

         During general sessions at the state conference, student members must wear
          official TSA attire, professional TSA attire, or business casual attire. Adults
          must dress appropriately.
         TSA contestants must refer to the TSA Technology Activities books for
          specific attire required for each competition and in the Competitive Events
          Attire section in the general rules.

      Official TSA Attire (most formal)
        Blazer: navy blue with official TSA patch
        Ties: scarlet red imprinted with official TSA logo (for males and females)
        Shirt or blouse: white, button-up with turn down collar
        Pants or skirt: light gray
        Dark socks: males only (black or dark blue)
        Shoes: black dress shoes (unacceptable: athletic shoes, combat or work boots)
        Sandals: females only may wear black open toe shoes or sandals.

      Professional TSA Attire (less formal)
        Shirt: males or females, button-up with turn down collar
           (unacceptable: t-shirt, polo or golf shirt)
        Blouses: females only
        Ties: males required, females optional
        Dress pants (unacceptable: jeans, baggy pants, exterior pocket pants)
        Dresses/skirts: females only (length even with tops of one’s fingers)

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          Dark socks: males only (black or dark blue)
          Shoes: dress shoes or boots (unacceptable: athletic shoes, combat or work boots)
          Sandals: females only may wear open toe shoes or sandals

      Business Casual Attire (least formal)
        Same as professional attire, however a tie is not required and the shirt or blouse
      may be a polo or golf shirt (unacceptable: t-shirt or shorts).

   11. Head covering/gear is not to be worn inside the building.

   12. Official TSA Attire, Professional TSA Attire or Business Casual Attire must be
   worn at all times when in the lobby, pre-function and competitive event areas.

   13. Name badges and attendee wristbands must be worn at all times by students,
   advisors, alumni, guests and chaperones. No one will be allowed in the conference
   area without a name badge and wristband.

   14. Advisors should be financially prepared for all possibilities while traveling

   15. Each TSA member who attends must have:
       a. An active membership status;
       b. The approval of the Florida TSA chapter advisor;
       c. The approval of the school administration;
       d. The approval of the parents or guardian;
       e. Minimum GPA of 2.0.

   16. Voting delegates from a chapter must be seated by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd
   in order to receive full voting privileges. State officers must also be present at
   delegate seating for their own officer vote, and cannot serve as a chapter delegate.

   17. Students may use the hotel swimming pools only under the supervision of their
   advisor, or adult chaperone designated by the chapter advisor, who must be present on
   the pool deck.
   18. Students should not bring personal valuables such as expensive jewelry, electronic
   games, or excessive cash that could be lost or stolen.

   19. Students are not allowed to bring stereos with external speakers on the conference
   property at any time in order to maintain appropriate noise levels. Headsets should
   not be worn by students, alumni, or advisors while in official dress in conference
   areas.

   20. TSA prides itself in the good conduct of its members. Unbecoming conduct or
   violation of rules by an individual may result in the individual being restricted from all
   activities and confined to the housing room; the loss of contest points for the chapter;
   and for any gross violation, the individual may be sent home early. Minor violations
   will be referred to the chapter advisor for action. An independent discipline committee
   will decide penalties for gross violations. The Florida TSA discipline policy follows
   for your review.


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                                    Florida TSA
                                    Discipline Policy

   TSA has a policy regarding possession or usage of any weapon, alcohol, or controlled
   substance. Any student found using and/or having such possession at any TSA event
   (including travel to or from an event) is subject to immediate disciplinary action. The
   student’s parents will be notified, and he/she will be sent home. His/her school will
   be notified; and he/she will be subject to any and all county policies and
   consequences. Additionally, he/she will be suspended from any and all state and
   national TSA activities for a period of one year from the date of the incident.
   Additionally, the student must submit a written statement to the Board of Directors
   prior to consideration of reinstatement to Florida TSA. This is being done to see that
   the student fully understands the exact nature of why disciplinary action was taken
   and that he/she is aware of the rules and policies of TSA and agrees to abide by them.

   Students exhibiting blatantly inappropriate behaviors not addressed by these policies
   are subject to the Board of Directors review and to sever disciplinary action.




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