Business Owner Volunteers Time to Judge Student Competition
Bruce Copeland, Owner of Proforma Stewart & Associates, Simpsonville, Md., proved his commitment to the community by serving as a judge for the Technology Student Association’s (TSA) National Competition on June 30.
Copeland and two other judges evaluated the more than 120 entries that were submitted in the Promotional Graphics category. Contestants had to design a poster promoting TSA membership, with the theme “Snapshot of Innovation.” Entries were judged on how well they followed the contest rules, creativity and appeal.
“I spent an entire day looking at these entries, and in the end, I had to determine the top 10,” said Copeland. “It was amazing to see all the hard work and dedication that go into these students’ entries. Selecting the top 10 was a difficult task, since so many of the posters displayed unbelievable talent.”
TSA is a student organization that allows middle and high school students interested in technology to enjoy and explore it outside of a classroom setting. Since its inception in 1978, more than 2 million children have participated in TSA. Currently, TSA has 150,000 student members and 2,500 teachers and advisors in 48 states.
“Being able to serve as a judge for the TSA national competition was a wonderful experience, and I really believe in their mission of giving kids the chance to gain a better understanding of technology. I wouldn’t hesitate to volunteer once again and see the talent these kids have,” said Copeland.
Copeland has been a total solutions provider for his customers as a Proforma Owner since 2001. For more information about Proforma Stewart & Associates, visit www.proforma.com/bcopeland.
With more than 30 years of experience, Proforma remains clearly focused on providing solutions to North American businesses for their graphic communications needs. A leading provider of promotional products, printing services, business documents, and eCommerce solutions, Proforma has received numerous awards and is recognized as one of the top five largest companies in our industry. Proforma serves approximately 50,000 clients through more than 700 member offices in North America. The Proforma Worldwide Support Center is located in Cleveland.