33 Students from Metro Tech, North, Alhambra and South Traveled to Tucson to attend the 2018 Educators Rising State Conference and Competition

Posted by Communications at 3/21/2018

Thirty-three students from Metro Tech, North, Alhambra and South traveled to Tucson to attend the 2018 Educators Rising State Conference and Competition from March 5-7. Over 500 students from all over the state competed in events that showcased various skills such as teaching, speaking, and writing.  One-third of the Phoenix Union students placed in the top five for their events.  Chantel Clark from North was recognized as Arizona Teacher Leader of the Year and her student, Jenny Chinchilla, was elected as next year’s Arizona State Officer.  Other achievements included Bronze Chapter Awards for Metro Tech, North and Alhambra.

Three Metro Tech students will travel to the Educators Rising National Conference in Orlando, Florida this summer.  Carolina Melendez, State Officer, placed 1st in Job Interview.  Abraham Rivera, dual student from Phoenix Day School For the Deaf, placed 1st in Lesson Planning: Humanities.  Ricardo Rojas placed 4th in Creative Lecture (TED Talk). 

“All the students who attended were very supportive of each other and enjoyed networking with other students from across the state who had similar goals,” Metro’s Education Professions instructor Maria Piazza-Palotto said.