TAFE competes at State for Teach Tommorrow


Coraima Clemente, CTE Writer

TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) students competed at “Teach Tomorrow Summit State Competition and Convention” in Arlington Convention Center during Feb. 16-19th.

The Bulletin Board Project contestant was Karissa Gibson. This project consisted of an Interactive bulletin board about dental care for Kindergarten ages.

The Service Project contestants were Topanga Gibson and Karissa Gibson (alternate).  This project was carried out with donated fabric that was made into blankets and given to needy members of Church Under the Bridge at a morning service.

The Educational Awareness Project contestant was Monica Ponce.  Students went to kindergarten classes at their school district and presented a dental care and oral hygiene lesson. They dressed up like the tooth fairies and presented an interactive lesson one in which was Bilingual.

The Leadership Project contestants were Grace Carnes and Topanga Gibson. For this project, students helped work the mock election at their district’s middle school.

The Appreciation Project contestants were Jesus Torres and Jamaal Johnson (alternate). This project allowed students to gift custodians for an entire week with donuts, cupcakes, personalized umbrellas, and thank-you cards signed by the student body and teachers. Some students even helped clean classrooms.

Nakezia Houston and Karissa Gibson also competed in Impromptu Teaching while Jamaal Johnson competed in Impromptu Speaking.

TAFE students were able to tour the University of Texas campus in Arlington and visit the Flight Deck Trampoline Park on CTE beat. On April 8th, students are volunteering at the “Easter Roundup” to assist the district’s Pre-K registration.