Students from Paris High School brought home several state awards from the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Teach Tomorrow Summit, held March 2-4 at The Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, TX. This year’s conference was the largest TAFE Competition, with 276 schools, 1,887 competitive events, and over 2,800 attendees.
Gold Certificate winners: (State only events)
Chapter Yearbook Team: Lizette Rodriguez, Leilin Hamner, Ashanti Hughes, and Zarriah Jackson Project Visualize Educational Awareness: Katilyn Arredondo & Kaylha Sanchez Portfolio: Madelyn Tullos
- Project Visualize Service: Madelyn Tullos & Lindsey Holleman
- Elementary Bulletin Board: Katie de la Garza; Project Visualize Leadership: DT Morgan & Hailey Woodroof; Professional Development: Trey Smith, Sara Amos, & Jaylen Nelms
The Professional Development team received scholarships by being selected as the “Judges’ Choice” in their category. The judges’ choice scholarship goes to the team that was the judges’ favorite, not necessarily the top scoring place. Each team member won $100 to the college of their choice, a total of $300 for the team.
Additionally, TAFE held its first-ever Signing Event to recognize students pursuing a career in Education. Katie de la Garza & Jaylen Nelms signed with PJC, and Lizette Rodriguez signed with Our Lady of the Lake University.
Photo: Front row: Sara Amos, Lizette Rodriguez, Katie de la Garza, DT Morgan, Emily Steele (Sponsor), Kobe Newberry, and Shawna Lindsey Back row: Jaylen Nelsm, Trey Smith, Shambrisha Strange, Kaylha Sanchez, Kaitlyn Arredondo, Lindsey Holleman, Ashanti Hughes, Zarriah Jackson, Destinee Gunn, and Patricia Garn
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