Tukurngailnguq students excelled in their first time ever competing at the Educators Rising Alaska state conference. Eight students prepared projects for the competition, and four placed in the top five in their categories:
- Public Speaking: Blaine Paje, 1st Place
- Lesson Planning (ARTS): Freda Tom, 3rd Place
- Lesson Planning (STEM): Emery Lockwood, 5th Place
- Creative Lecture: McGrady Pete, 5th Place
As Top 5 finishers Blaine, Freda, Emery, and McGrady are eligible to attend the National Educators Rising conference in Washington DC and compete against students from across the country. Sherece Acoman and Cameron Pete put together projects in the category Exploring Support Services Careers and performed wonderfully, while Leo Mike and Tamirah Pete worked jointly on a great project in Children’s Literature.
Educators Rising is an organization dedicated to preparing students from 8th grade through college to become teachers within their communities. They give students training and tools to explore careers in education, as well as opportunities to use what they learn in real time. At the annual state and national competitions students are also able to compare their progress with the progress of students at other schools.