Future Educators place at State


Elizabeth Zuniga, CTE Writer

TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) state qualifiers competed in the 35th Annual Teach Tomorrow Summit State Conference Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 2. The conference was held at Delta Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, TX. Their theme for the year “Discover the Magic in Teaching”. Carsen Railsback, under the direction of sponsor Lori Center, earned the Top Five Plaque for being one of five best in the state for her Impromptu Lesson.

“In doing this project, I learned how to use different teaching techniques”, said Railsback. “As a student, it showed me what all teachers put in for us on a daily basis”.

Blue Ribbons indicated the highest ranking scores in that contest. Winners included Summer Lewis and Holly Walton for their Chapter Yearbook, Alexis Wells and Natalie Martinez for their Interactive Bulletin Board (Secondary), as well as Clarissa Young and Holly Walton for their Interactive Bulletin Board (Secondary). The Interactive Bulletin Board (Elementary) blue ribbons went to Lewis and Dillon Pellegalle. Project Visualize had blue ribbons for Teaching with Roni Railsback and Carsen Railsback, for Recreation with Haliegh Sanders and Joseph Marinez, for Leadership with Taylor Strange and Grace Carnes, for Education Awareness with Armando Sanchez and Dora Moreno, as well as for Service with Stacey Leon and Moreno.

Red Ribbons indicated the second highest ranking scores in that contest. Winners included Alexia Morales and Steven Metcalf with their Project Visualize (Appreciation). White Ribbons indicated the third highest ranking scores in that contest. Winners included Jillian Rhea and Alexia Morales with their Teacher Created Materials Project.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my students who competed”, said Center. “Also, this was Grace’s last competition as a State officer which was a huge accomplishment”.

Special recognition goes out to N’Kima Browning and Kaylee Espinosa for their Children’s Literature Project (Pre-K), Katie Grace Ibarra for her Public Speaking Project and Grace Carnes as the outgoing State Historian.

Chapel Hill High School is now the Vice President School for this Region in TAFE. The Region Officer Training Workshop will be held in Spicewood, TX on April 24.