Technology Student Association

Reed wins national honors for ECMS


Georgia Superintendent John Barge, left, recognized Coweta County student Jordin Reed, right, for her first place win at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) competitions this summer. Reed was a part of the east Coweta Middle School TSA team, which was also recognized at the national TSA conference. 

Georgia Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Department of Education recognized Coweta County student Jordin Reed on Wednesday, August 7, for her first place win at the national Technology Student Association (TSA) competitions this summer.

Attending as a part of East Coweta Middle School’s TSA chapter, Reed won the Communication Challenge, a technology-based marketing competition at TSA’s national conference earlier this summer. Reed – now a freshman at East Coweta High School – was part of a five-person East Coweta Middle School TSA team who attended the competition, led by technology teacher Blaire Booth.

East Coweta Middle’s TSA chapter was recognized as the TSA Chapter of the Year for the state of Georgia at the national TSA conference, and East Coweta Middle’s Booth was recognized as the TSA Advisor of the Year, as well.

This year's National Technology Student Association Conference was held June 28 through July 2 in Orlando, Florida. More than 5,500 people attended the national conference, and middle and high school student members competed in more than 60 competitive events based on principles and concepts learned through projects during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The conference celebrated the contributions of advancing technology in our society and TSA’s 35th anniversary.

Booth accompanied five students representing the East Coweta Middle School chapter, including Reed, East Coweta TSA chapter president Kayla Sims, Lauryn Jennings, Laine Futral and Morgan King. The East Coweta students competed in 10 different events during the conference.

In the Communication Challenge, Reed was given one hour to develop a marketing campaign for a fictional product (“Vitamin Crispies”) using Micorosoft Power Point. She competed against TSA students from around the nation, as well as students from Germany and Turkey.

Reed’s first place win, East Coweta Middle’s recognition as Chapter of the Year for the state, and Booth’s recognition as Chapter Advisor of the Year, are the first national TSA awards and recognitions for East Coweta Middle School’s TSA program.

Reed was recognized Tuesday by Georgia Superintendent Barge during a Georgia Department of Education Recognition of the accomplishments of career and technical student organizations state-wide. In addition to ECMS teacher Booth, Reed was accompanied by her parents, Kris and Teresa Reed, and her sister Amanda Legros.

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