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May 26, 2015


 Front Row (l-r): Rod Boley, Ralph Brown, Shaunna Jackson, Jessica Swann, Chelsea Turner
Second Row (l-r): Angelica Jones, Brian Badillo, Daniel Phillips, Shane Roberts
Back Row (l-r): Jarvis Chapman, Alexander Lowe

Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA) students had a great showing at the recent Georgia Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference! According to Ryan Allred, Engineering & Manufacturing Trainer at NCCA, Georgia TSA prepares its members to be successful leaders in a technological society through co-curricular activities like communication, leadership, teamwork, and competitive skill development. Students are exposed to leadership learning and opportunities through officer participation, committee participation, and leadership activities that are incorporated into the classroom and/or chapter meetings. Georgia TSA offers over 70 competitive events for middle and high school students, including website design, dragster design, engineering, biotechnology and more!

NCCA winners at the State TSA Conference include:




Shauna Jackson & Ralph Brown

Debating Technological Issues

10th Place

Brian Badillo & Alex Lowe and members of the NCCA Robotics Team

Vex Robotics Qualifying Round

10th place

Ashley Whatley & Shane Roberts

Manufacturing Prototype

2nd Place

Daniel Phillips & Rod Boley

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Production

7th Place

Jarvis Chapman

Music Production

7th Place

Chelsea Turner, Angelica Jones, and Jessica Swann

Children’s Stories

Semifinalist (Top 12)


“TSA has made leaps and bounds improvement this year and I am so proud of all of my officers and TSA chapter members,” said Allred. “I look forward to what we will do in the future.”

“The experience students get when participating with organizations like TSA is one that carries throughout life,” added Tim Schmitt, Newton County School System CTAE Coordinator. “Not only do students find they can apply the leadership and project management skills learned here as they transition to college and careers, but they also see immediate applications to their work as a high school student.  I’m impressed every time I interact with these young leaders and can’t wait to see what they’ll do in the future.”

For more information, contact Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County School System, at