Educators Rising West Virginia students elected new officers for the 2018-2019 school year. The officers were elected at the group’s Fall Leadership Academy in Flatwoods on October 23rd.
Channing Carr, a senior from Monroe County Technical Center and James Monroe High School was elected as the group’s president. Channing will be a completer in the early childhood education program at MCTC this spring. In addition to Ed Rising, Channing is also active in FCA, National Honor Society, student radio, school newspaper, and more. He plays football, basketball, and runs cross country and track. Channing says he plans to double major in college in early childhood education and secondary social studies education. He’s still weighing where he will attend college in the fall of 2019.
Matthew Morton was elected as a vice-president for Educators Rising West Virginia and he is a senior from Fayetteville High School and Fayette Institute of Technology. He will be a completer in both the early childhood education and careers in education programs. Matthew is also senior class president at FHS and involved in numerous other school and community activities including Read for the Record and Santa’s Wish List. Matthew says that in addition to becoming an educator, his goals are to increase equity in the education system for all children.
The following students were also elected to vice president positions. Check back for more information about them as it becomes available from their teacher leaders.
Vanessa Morris, Ritchie County High School
Andrea Kirk, Ritchie County High School
Claire Simmons, Ritchie County High School