TAFE advances to State


Jocellyn Garcia, CTE Writer

Chapel Hill High School hosted the Region 7 Texas Association of Future Educators Conference on Saturday, Dec 15. All 27 students who competed from Chapel Hill advanced to State in at least one event. The first group of students competed in a TAFE contest which was graded upon a rubric. The second group of students competed against other districts. Every student who competed in the second group placed 1st or 2nd. This eliminated all other schools from the opportunity to advance to State.

“I am so proud of the work they put into the conference, and it was a huge success,” said sponsor Lori Center. “They did amazing in their competitions.”

Roni and Carsen Railsback competed and advanced with their Teaching Project. Haliegh Sanders and Joseph Marinez advanced with their Recreation Project while Steven Metcalf and Alexia Morales advanced their  Appreciation Project. Kendale Johnson and Taylor Strange presented their Leadership Project. Dora Moreno and Armando Sanchez advanced with an Education Awareness Project while Moreno also advanced her Service Project with Stacey Leon. Morales advanced again with Jillian Rhea and their Teacher-Created Materials Elementary Project. Summer Lewis, Holly Walton, and Bailey Mauldin advanced with their Chapter Yearbook Project. Andrea Flores and Sydney Brown presented their Interactive Bulletin Board Elementary Project. Lewis also advanced with Dillon Pellegalle and their Interactive Bulletin Board Elementary Project. Alexis Wells and Natalie Martinez advanced with an Interactive Bulletin Board High School Project. Holly Walton and Clarissa Young’s Interactive Bulletin Board High School Project also advanced. Jada Rider’s presentations,  Special Edition Bulletin Board and Special Edition Leader advanced along with Kaylee Espinosa and Rodrick Robertson.

In addition, Carsen Railsback won 1st place in Differentiated Lesson Planning. Railsback also received 1st place for Impromptu Teaching while N’Kima Browning won 2nd place.  Johnson won 1st place for his Impromptu Speaking and Lesson Plan and Delivery presentations. Browning also won 1st place with Espinosa for their Children’s Literature presentation. Finally, Katie Grace Ibarra won 1st Place in Public Speaking.

TAFE students who placed will go to State to compete on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Allen, Texas.