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Reading Jr High TSA Students Move On To Nationals

Apr 12, 2017 | Melissa Rodriguez

26 students competed in Waco at the Texas State TSA Competition.  The results are below:
(* events will move on to Nationals in Orlando)

 Catapult Design: Brady Walton, Adam Khalil, Ben Opela, Turner Opela - 5th Place
Catapult Design: Garrett Mickelson, Ali Soonasra, George Elachkar - 9th Place
*Children's Story: Anna Valentine, Katherine Le, Hailey Nycum, Emily Moore - 1st Place
*Digital Photography:  Kaitlyn Tran - 1st Place
Digital Photography: Kynnedi Williams - 8th Place
Dragster: Garrett Schlepphorst - 10th Place
*Essays on Technology: Emily Moore - 1st Place
Essays on Technology: Andrew Phillips - 3rd Place
Flight: Austin Prevette - 6th Place
Forensic Technology: Andrew Phillips, Cameron Krouch - 5th Place
Junior Solar Sprint: Cameron Krouch, Sophia Rubinstein, Camilla Rubinstein, Nathan Spencer - 5th Place
*Microcontroller: Garrett Mickelson, Cannon Pierce, Cameron Krouch, George Elachkar - 1st Place
Prepared Speech: Hailey Nycum - 5th Place
*Promotional Marketing: Hailey Nycum - 1st Place
*Structural Engineering: Ali Soonasra, George Elachkar - 3rd Place
*Tech Bowl: Millan Misra, Garrett Mickelson, Austin Prevette - 1st Place
*Video Game Design: Caleb Hall, Michael Carlino, Emily Moore - 3rd Place

 Eric Luckett received 1st place medals for his table and chair and a 2nd place medal for his pen.

 Andrew Phillips was named to the Texas State Leadership Team!  This is a huge honor.  He was among the few selected out of MANY applications.  

TSA Sponsor and Reading Jr High CTE teacher Mrs. Rachelle Ferguson said "ALL the students represented Reading JH, The Maroon Track, and LCISD well.  I am impressed not only with their love of learning, commitment to the club, and how they competed but also their character and behavior.  I am so honored to work with these students.  If you see them around please give them lots of praise and congratulations.  They are all winners in my book."

 "Thank you Reading administration, faculty and staff for your continued support.  Special thanks to Mr. Nava who came with us to help watch and support our students.  Also thank you to LCISD administration, Joel Garrett, and Becky Guntle and your continued support of TSA.  I also want to thank all the parents who support these kids and encourage them each day.  Without all of you my job would be infinitely more difficult.  I appreciate everything you do to support STEM education."