Twelve Milford High School students in the Great Oaks Teaching Professions Academy area headed to the Educators Rising national conference in Dallas after placing in the top four in their events in Ohio competition.
Students who will be moving on to nationals in Dallas:
Placing second were Lesley Webster in the Lesson Plan and Delivery-Arts event; Carley Mills, Lily Greiser, and Makenzie Swing (Ethical Dilemma); and Brianna Dietrich, Sarah Ehrman and Lindsay Schaeffer (Researching Learning Challenges.)
Maddie Lambdin placed third in the Exploring Non-Core Teaching Career event.
Fourth place finishers were Lexi Fields, Educators Rising Moment Speech and Sofia Bassano, Maddie Lambdin, Anna Renaker, and Olivia Worthington in the Inside Our School Innovative Concept event.
Placing in the top ten in their events, but not qualifying for national competition this year, were: Abigail Stopes, Impromptu Speaking; Sophia Daniels, Exploring Administration Careers; and Sarah Ehrman, Lesson Plan and Delivery (CTE).
Paige Riek placed in the top 15 in the Lesson Plan and Delivery (Humanities) event.
Megan Myers, Kate Lane, Sophia Mailloux, and Carley Mills also competed at the regional event.
Milford-Great Oaks also received the Honors Chapter Distinction for accumulative GPA and community service efforts.
“Milford-Great Oaks is known in the Educators Rising world in several ways,” said instructor Jenn Norsworthy. “First, anyone competing against us knows that we will ‘bring our A game.’ They know we take our competitions seriously and work hard to do the best we possibly can – not for a trophy, but rather satisfaction of knowing we gave it our best. The other reason Milford-Great Oaks is so widely known, and honestly, this is the most important part for me – is that the Milford-Great Oaks chapter is known for its kindness. Our students truly do want to live our classroom’s motto – be the change you wish to see and leave your legacy everywhere you go. They want to change the lives around them, be kind to others, and be helpful, considerate, respectful and full of grace and poise.”
The Teaching Professions Academy is a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses at Milford High School.
Educators Rising is a national student organization for aspiring teachers.