Press Release

March 6, 2018

EDUCATORS RISING NEBRASKA ANNOUNCES STATE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Nearly 400 Nebraska high school students attended professional development workshops and participated in competitive events at the annual Educators Rising Nebraska State Leadership Conference in Lincoln on February 22. Many Nebraska Educators Rising students will now join thousands of others from across the United States at the National Educators Rising Conference in Orlando, Florida in June.

Educators Rising is a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that cultivates 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. More information about Educators Rising Nebraska can be found at http://www.educatorsrisingnebraska.org/.

The following students were named new officers for the upcoming year:

2018-2019 State Officer Team

Skylar Anderson, The Career Academy Lincoln

Rebekah Hitz, Millard Education Academy

Danny Le, Omaha Bryan High School

Emily Lorenzen, Omaha Burke High School

 

The following students were named Nebraska State Leadership award winners:

Children’s Literature (Pre-K)

First Place: Emily Lorenzen, Omaha Burke High School

Second Place: Karissa Wildrick, Omaha South High School

Third Place: Maria Diaz Rubio, Vanessa Gurrola, Scottsbluff High School

 

Children’s Literature (K-3)

First Place: Madisen Bell, The Career Academy Lincoln

Second Place: Grace Blum, Olivia Hallock, Papillion-La Vista South High School

Third Place: Alexis Keller, Papillion-La Vista High School

 

Creative Lecture (TED Talk)

First Place: Katelyn Ryman, Millard Education Academy

Second Place: Madison Zink, Papillion-La Vista High School

Third Place: Taylor Powers, The Career Academy Lincoln

 

Educators Rising Moment

First Place: Kandiss Voss, South Sioux City High School

Second Place: Quentin Graves, Papillion-La Vista High School

Third Place: Ty Corr, Scottsbluff High School

 

Ethical Dilemma

First Place: Tess Ray, Carly Renken, Millard Education Academy

Second Place: Amara Hopkins, Lexi Rouse, Tahneceya Sullivan, Michela Tongish, The Career Academy Lincoln

Third Place: Brooke, Becher, Rylee Riggio, Katherine Worden, Omaha Burke High School

 

Impromptu Lesson Plan

First Place: Madisen Bell, The Career Academy Lincoln

Second Place: Nayeli Tula, Omaha South High School

Third Place: Gilly Pearson, Papillion-La Vista South High School

 

Impromptu Speaking

First Place: Gavin Maas, Papillion-La Vista High School

Second Place: Dylan Hicks, Papillion-La Vista South High School

Third Place: Katelyn Ryman, Millard Education Academy

 

Inside Our Schools Presentation

First Place: McKenna Henn, Kayla Holmes, Emma Madden, Ranee Yetts, Millard Education Academy

Second Place: Shelby Bruns, Thea Jobst, Davianne Vice, The Career Academy Lincoln

Third Place: Danny Le, Carmel Notario, Gelsey Timilsina, Wuor Wiyual, Omaha Bryan High School

 

Job Interview

First Place: Dalilah Valdez, Omaha Central High School

Second Place: Emma Miller, The Career Academy Lincoln

Third Place: Madilyn Gerdts, The Career Academy Lincoln

 

Lesson Planning and Delivery-Arts

First Place: Shantal Cady, Omaha Burke High School

Second Place: Jackson Atwell, Papillion-La Vista High School

Third Place: Brisa Marquez, Fremont High School

 

Lesson Planning and Delivery-Humanities

First Place: Marcel Gonzalez, Omaha Bryan High School

Second Place: Abby Carlson, Westside High School

Third Place: MacKenzie McGuire, South Sioux City High School

 

Lesson Planning and Delivery-CTE

First Place: Taylor Andrews, The Career Academy Lincoln

Second Place: Gisell Ortega-Vega Omaha Bryan High School

 

Lesson Planning and Delivery-STEM

First Place: Madilyn Gerdts, The Career Academy Lincoln

Second Place: Juan Pablo Ramirez-Perez South Sioux City High School

Third Place: Abby Carlson, Westside High School

 

Public Speaking

First Place: Gavin Maas, Papillion-La Vista High School

Second Place: Rachel Kohls, Omaha Burke High School

Third Place: Taylor Powers, The Career Academy Lincoln

 

Researching Learning Challenges

First Place: Isaac Bowman, Jerry Escamilla, Scottsbluff High School

Second Place: Laura Crane, Rachel McCarter, The Career Academy Lincoln

Third Place: Veronica Santos, Mikayla Winningham, McKenzie Zierott, The Career Academy Lincoln

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David Jespersen
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education
402-471-4537
david.jespersen@nebraska.gov
@NDE_News