The 2019 Spring Competitive Events Conference is scheduled for March 18 – 20th at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Students will be competing in a variety of performance-based competitions that are established by national Educators Rising. These events at the state level follow the same guidelines, rules, and scoring rubrics used at the national level. The competitions are designed to not only build skills necessary in the classroom, but also build learning and workplace skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective collaboration, and teamwork.

In addition to the competitions, students also are able to participate in a variety of hands-on learning activities, seminar sessions, and network with Educators Rising members from other schools.

Each school chapter is allowed to enter a maximum of two entries per category. The top two finishers in each category overall qualify to represent West Virginia and compete at the National Educators Rising Conference.

Details and registration information for the 2019 Spring Competitive Events Conference will be posted in the winter.

The 2018 Educators Rising West Virginia State Competitive Events Conference was held at Canaan Valley Resort on March 20th and 21st. Here is a list of students who qualified to compete in Orlando at the 2018 National Educators Rising Conference:

Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers (Individual Event):
Megan Alderman – Academy of Careers & Technology
Allison McCourt – Webster County High School

Researching Learning Challenges (Team Event):
Cade Garrett – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Morgan Parsons – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Claire Simmons – Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Kristen Dolan – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Cassidy Pitzer – Monroe Career & Technical Center

Ethical Dilemma (Team Event):
Cade Garrett – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Morgan Bowman – Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Kameryn Fields – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Kayla Massey – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Channing Carr – Monroe Career & Technical Center

Inside Our Schools (Team Event):
Morgan Parsons – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Logan Kelley – Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Shelby Anderson – Roane-Jackson Technical Center
Allison Knox – Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Children’s Literature K-3 (Team or Individual Event):
Morgan Bowman – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Allison Debarr – Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Kameryn Fields – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Kayla Massey – Monroe Career & Technical Center

Children’s Literature Pre-K (Team or Individual Event):
Macy Tenney – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Madison Ware – Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Josie Alton – Fayette Institute of Technology
Lauren Spangler – Fayette Institute of Technology

Impromptu Lesson (Individual Event):
Zack Williams – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Vanessa Morris – Ritchie County High School

Lesson Planning & Delivery Humanities (Individual Event):
Samantha Corley – Fayette Institute of Technology
Brianna Elmore – Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Lesson Planning & Delivery STEM (Individual Event):
Helena Martin – Fayette Institute of Technology
Morgan Ward – Fayette Institute of Technology

Lesson Planning & Delivery Arts (Individual Event):
Colten Waldron – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Trinity Nieto – Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Lesson Planning & Delivery CTE (Individual Event):
Samantha Bolyard – Preston High School
Shane Moats – Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Impromptu Speaking (Individual Event):
Matthew Morton – Fayette Institute of Technology
Gena Kelley – Philip Barbour High School

Public Speaking (Individual Event):
Abigail Taylor – Fayette Institute of Technology
Katherine Molnar – Preston High School

Creative Lecture (Individual Event):
Kacey Hicks – Monroe Career & Technical Center
Try Hill – Ritchie County High School

Educators Rising Moment (Individual Event):
Gena Kelley – Phillip Barbour High School
Jalissa Mahaney – Ritchie County High School

Exploring Student Support Careers (Individual Event):
Madison Riffle – Preston High School

Exploring Education Administration Careers (Individual Event):
Madelyne Curfman – Ritchie County High School
Brieanna Wayne – Webster County High School

Job Interview (Individual Event)
Hayleah Minor – Ritchie County High School
Brandon Mullins – Roane-Jackson Technical Center
Mathias Palmer – Webster County High School