W.Va. Students Capture National Awards
Posted: March 22, 2011
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Jackson County student is the 2011 recipient of the Leadership Award, the highest honor awarded by the Future Educators Association.
Raven Hall, a senior at Roane-Jackson Technical Center and Ripley High School, created a literacy project, “Ready, Set, Read.” As part of the project, she volunteered in a mentally impaired classroom at Ripley Elementary School, where she led reading lessons and activities she designed. She received the award at the FEA’s recent national conference.
The FEA Leadership Award honors association members who have gone beyond the scope of their daily work by creating a service learning project that focuses on an education-related issue in their communities and requires at least 40 hours of work.
In the team competition, students from Roane-Jackson captured first place honors in Public Service Announcement. Casey Casto and Katie Ratliff from Ripley High School and Alisha Morrison from Ravenswood High School created a 60-second spot elevating the image of teachers. Taking top honors in Ethical Dilemma by tackling an ethical education dilemma were Jessica Stemple, Taylor VanScoy and Brooke Hiley from Ritchie County High School.
Other West Virginia students finishing in the top three on the national level were Abbie Wilson of Wheeling Park High School and Alyssa Yudt of Ritchie County High School, FEA Moment; Ryan Chipoletti of Brooke High School, Lesson Planning and Delivery; and Hannah Brogan of Fayette Institute of Technology, Essay Competition.
The Future Educators Association is an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers. As the co-curricular component of state-recognized Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, FEA helps students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators.
For more information, contact Susan Rice, coordinator of entrepreneurship education for the state Department of Education, at 304-558-6321, or the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.