On Their Way to Nationals

Article Published: 03/06/2019


At the Educators Rising State Conference on March 1 at Capital University, five EHOVE Teacher Academy students placed high enough in the career skills competitions to advance to nationals.

A team consisting of Sierra Frost (Bellevue HS), Lillie Klepper (Edison HS), Michaela Rush (Norwalk HS) and Lauren Zimmermann (Huron HS) placed second in the Inside Our School category.  Hailey Sisson (Western Reserve HS) placed third in the Job Interview competition.  The group will attend the Educators Rising National Conference in Dallas this June to compete against other students from across the country.

At the state conference, Klepper was also named a National Ambassador for Educators Rising.  Elected by their peers or appointed by PDK International Chief Executive Officer Joshua P. Starr, the national student leaders are external ambassadors and internal thought leaders. They engage in critical education conversations at the national level to provide a student perspective; serve as Educators Rising representatives at local, state, and national functions; and ensure that Educators Rising students have a voice in program development. These rising educators exemplify the finest qualities of our national network and of the future of the teaching profession.

Educators Rising is a national membership organization that provides students with authentic opportunities to experience teaching and build the skills they need to be successful educators. As a member of the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCCCTSO), Educators Rising offers resources and opportunities that integrate directly into the academic programs of “teacher academy” career and technical education courses at the high-school level.

PHOTO (L-R):  Lillie Klepper, Sierra Frost, Hailey Sisson, Michaela Rush, Lauren Zimmermann