The History of Kansas TSA Pins

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Please note: This is an ongoing project to provide a complete history of our Kansas TSA pins.
If you have a picture of a Kansas TSA pin and/or knowledge of the creator of the pin, please email the webmaster that information, so we can update this page accordingly.

2017

Designed by
Levi Walls,
Derby HS
2016

Designed by
Brian Bartlett,
Burlingame HS
2015

Designed by
Chanute HS Chapter
2014

Designed by State Officer Team/
Kelly Stone
Louisburg HS
2013

Designed by Keaton Kessler
Wichita NE Magnet HS


2012

Designed by Joshua Lee
Pittsburg Community MS
2011

Designed by Ruth DeLange
Derby HS Advisor


2010

Designed by Ruth DeLange
Derby HS Advisor

2009

Designed by Greg Lopez
Pittsburg Community MS Advisor

2008

Designed by Jessica Leiker
State Sargent-at-Arms
Colby HS


2007

Designed by Jessica Leiker
State Sargent-at-Arms
Colby HS
2006

Designed by Jessica Leiker
State Sargent-at-Arms
Colby HS
2005

Designed by ?


2004

Designed by Mark Bonetti
Chaparral HS
2003

Designed by ?

2002

Designed by Nathaniel Shue
Chaparral HS


2001

Designed by ?



2000

Designed by Jeremy Roberts
Osage City HS
(2001-02 National Treasurer)

1999

Designed by Rick Schmidt
Osage City HS
and
Tom Bonetti

Chaparrall HS
1998

Designed by Walt Wiechen
State
Advisor
Other Kansas TSA Pins


These were the first actual TSA pins developed by Kansas.
They were made of plastic.
 Either late 1980’s by Bill Elrod or early 1990's by Walt Wiechen.

This was the first metal Kansas TSA Pin produced.
It was manufactured incorrectly as the red and blue backgrounds are reversed. After a few years, this pin was more collectable than the correctly-produced version.
Designed by Walt Wiechen Chaparral Advisor.

The 2nd metal Kansas TSA pin
.
Note the corrected coloring.
Designed by Walt Wiechen,
advisor Chaparral High School

Designed by Rick Schmidt and Walt Wiechen at the Lebo State Conference
Prior to 1998.

Designed by the Osage City Chapters and Advisor Rick Schmidt.
Working on the actual date we designed and started trading this pin. Since there is a Kansas Jayhawk pin like this without the TSA we have a document from a Kansas University Lawyer approving the design and its development.
Other "unofficial TSA pins", but still a part of our history.

Traded in the mid – 1980’s to mid-1990’s.

Traded by only a select few because it had to be purchased from the state of Kansas.

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raded in the mid-1980’s – mid 1990’s and does not have “Kansas” on it.

Only traded by Osage City TSA at national conferences in the mid 1990's.

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raded by Osage City students during years Kansas did not have a trading pin

Traded in the mid-1980’s to mid-1990’s.

Traded only by a select few because it had to be purchased from the state of Kansas.
 
Obtained by Bill, John or possibly Walt.  Walt was not involved with TSA for most of the 1980’s although he did help us run the 1986 National TSA Conference in Wichita.

Obtained by Osage City TSA/Rick Schmidt-Advisor and traded by several of the dominate Kansas TSA Chapters in the early 1990’s

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