2023 State Conference Competition Placements
Congratulations, Torrey McClain on your success and all of your efforts. We are honored to have you as part of Educators Rising Alaska and to have you represent the first ever National Officer from Alaska!
Torrey McClain (right) is pictured here with fellow 2022-23 and the 2021-22 national officers.
18 Alaska Students Placed at Nationals!We are so impressed with our Alaska students and their Teacher Leaders. Thank you to all for putting so much energy into your participation. We had a relatively small representation at Nationals, yet managed to have a large representation in the top ten, with numerous students placing in the 1st-3rd places in their competitions! The conference was held June 24-27th in Washington, D.C.
Below is a comprehensive list of all who placed or were semi-finalists:
Exploring Support Services Careers Semi-Finalists - Varsity
Impromptu Speaking Semi-Finalists - Varsity
Children's Lit. Pre-K Semi-Finalists - JV
Children's Literature K-3 - JV
Semi-Finalist - JV
Children's Literature K-3 - Varsity
Creative Lecture Semi-finalists - JV
Creative Lecture - Varsity
Lesson Plan. & Delivery Humanities Semi-Finalists - JV
Lesson Planning & Delivery - Arts WINNERS - JV
Lesson Planning & Delivery - STEM Semi-Finalists -JV
Lesson Planning & Delivery - STEM Semi-Finalists - Varsity
Public Speaking WINNERS - JV
Public Speaking - Varsity - WINNERS
Check out the photos on Facebook!
Door prizes and Kahoot! games filled the time when we weren't hearing from some of our State's foremost education leaders, including the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, Kelly Shrein. Other leading speakers included Alaska Commissioner of Education, Michael Johnson and UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell.
We also had the privilege of hearing from Marcella, of the Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Tsimshian dancers, and watching some of their dances.
A UAS Education and Advisory panel provided valuable information for students who go on to enroll in the education programs.
Finally, there was an awards ceremony to recognize those who placed in the various competitions.
Below is a photo-montage video of all of the photos from the Alaska Photobooth this year.
Alaska Students were amazing at Competitions! Below is a comprehensive list of all who placed:
Top 10 semifinalists Children's Literature k-3 (the most popular, competitive event at nationals):
- Lillian Nichols (Palmer)
Sophia Micchiche (Soldotna)
- 2nd place Children's Literature K-3: Sophia Dick (Palmer)
- Payton Gandee (Shaktoolik)
1st place Lesson Planning Humanities: Ashley Dahlman (Connections)
3rd place Lesson Planning STEM JV: Torrey McClain (Palmer)
- Elijah Atkins (Kotzebue)
2nd place Public Speaking: Donnie Arnone (Wasilla)
Christel Mozalevskiy and two of her students stand by a classroom window during a break in the virtual National Conference.