Tri-State 2018 took place in Charlotte, North Carolina March 25-29. The theme captured the battle for educational equality: TRIOFORMERS: Transforming Lives 50 Years Later. Mrs. Jerinae Speed presided over the Florida board meeting and presented numerous awards. Vice Presidents James Prince of South Carolina, Jovany Felix of Florida, and Sonia Davis of Georgia chaired the Conference which was full of professional and personal development opportunities. Tri-State is always a valuable experience, but this year's TRIO conference cannot be conquered.