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Delaware future educators win at national conference


Delaware high school students interested in education careers recently brought home awards from a national Educators Rising Conference in Dallas. Delaware’s delegation also got a chance to hear from experts in the field of education, including 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson.


School participating included: Delmar High School, Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Indian River High School, POLYTECH High School, St. George’s Technical High School, Smyrna High School, Sussex Central High School and Sussex Technical High School.


The following students placed nationally:


Lesson Planning & Delivery – Humanities – Top 10: Denis Torres Ruiz from Smyrna


Children’s Literature K-3 – Second place: Alexa Alcocer-Nunez and Christa Watson from St. Georges


Exploring Support Services – Top 10: Riley Murray from Indian River


Exploring Education Administration Careers – First place: Beverly Cobos from St. George’s Technical High School


Public Speaking – Second place: Grace Morris from Sussex Tech


Public Speaking – Third place: Caitlyn Thomas from Smyrna

Researching Learning Challenges – Top 10: Smyrna


Educators Rising is a career and technical student organization for students enrolled in the Teacher Academy who are interested in pursuing a career in education.


Alison May
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