Portsmouth High School Career Technical students attend the 2019 Educators Rising National Conference in Dallas, Texas June 22-25, 2019. Eleven students and two chaperones represented the Portsmouth High School Career Technical Center’s Education and Teacher Training program at this year’s Educators Rising National Conference. Educators Rising is a student organization with the mission to cultivate, “highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.”
The students earning an opportunity to participate at the 2019 Educators Rising National Conference were winners of their state competitions, held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Education. Their New Hampshire success earned them an opportunity to travel to Dallas in order to test their skills by competing at the national level against peers from across the nation. The students hard work paid off! Four students placed in the nation’s top ten in their technical skills competition and all of the students learned a great deal from their national conference opportunity. In addition to the technical skills competitions, students attended workshops, experienced southern culture, networked with peers, and heard from the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson.
The following students competed in the 2019 Educators Rising National Conference:
Recent graduate, Megan McCarthy, placed 8th in the nation for Public Speaking. She competed against more than 50 peers in public speaking which is a vital skill for aspiring educators. Megan is headed to Hawaii for college this coming fall.
Lexi Turner, also a recent graduate, placed 10th in Exploring Non-Core Teaching Subjects and 8th place in Creative Lecture. She will be attending SNHU this fall.
Haley Robinson, Niolla Brokenbow, and Soriada Lopez, are all returning seniors in the fall, they competed in a team event Ethical Dilemma.
Ashley Clark and India Miles, returning seniors, competed in the Children’s Literature: Grades K-3 team event.
Ashley Remick, who is a recent graduate and Tatiana Kuchtey, who will be a senior this year, competed in the Children’s Literature: Grades Pre-K through K team event. They placed 5th in the nation! Ashley will be heading to UNH to study in the fall.
Alexa Stevens and Eli Omahen, returning seniors, competed in the Children’s Literature: Grades K-3 team event.
Student Voice was the focus of this year’s conference and roughly 1300 aspiring educators made their voices heard in Dallas last week. Congratulations to the Portsmouth High School Career Technical students and their chaperones, NH State Director of Educators Rising and Portsmouth High School Career Technical Program Instructor, Carla Frank and Little Clippers Lead Teacher, Alexe Conlin.. For more information about NH Educators Rising, contact [email protected]org or visit: https://www.educatorsrisingnh.org/home.html. To learn more about the career and technical education opportunities available at Portsmouth High School contact Director of Career & Technical Education, Courtney Ritchings at [email protected].
Back Row- Ashley Clark, Indiah Miles, Lexi Turner, Tatiana Kuchtey
Middle Row- Alexa Stevens, Eli Omahen, Megan McCarthy, Soraida Lopez, Niolla Brokenbrough
Front Row- Ashley Remick, eddy the spirit bear, Haley Robinson.