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Students display skills in Educators Rising state competition

Several Lafayette students placed in the Top 5 at the 2020 Educators Rising Kentucky conference, thus qualifying for national competition this summer in Washington, D.C.

Educators Rising, formerly known as Future Educators of America, is a club organization for students interested in education-related careers. Nearly 300 members from 22 schools were to gather March 12 at Northern Kentucky University, but the COVID-19 modified event allowed students to compete virtually via online meetings with judges. The 19 contests, ranging from Creative Lecture to Impromptu Speaking, highlighted students’ skills in various aspects of teaching. 

Congratulations to the following from Lafayette High School: 

  • Children’s Lit (K-3): 2nd place to Lexi Newsome and Haley Watson 
  • Children’s Lit (Pre-K): 1st place to Jayda Josey and Natalie Hollon 
  • Ethical Dilemma: 4th place to Olivia Greer, MaKenzie Anders, William Brown, and Hudson Palmer 
  • Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers: 5th to Kayla Moore 
  • Impromptu Lesson: 5th to MaKenzie Anders 
  • Inside Our Schools Presentation: 1st place to Rylan Grantz and Kala Decker 
  • Lesson Planning and Delivery / CTE: 2nd place to Courtney Hughes 
  • Lesson Planning and Delivery / Humanities: 2nd place to Tera Cook 
  • Lesson Planning and Delivery / STEM: 2nd place to Olivia Greer 
  • Researching Learning Challenges: 3rd to Isabella Steward and Elizabeth Shainfeld