Perry Teacher Academy Competes at State Conference

The Perry Local School District is recognizing several individuals who recently competed at the Educators Rising Ohio State Conference.


The competition took place March 15 and 16 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus and earned a number of impressive accolades. Over 800 students participated in the state competition with 30-40 competitors in each event—the highest number of participants in the conference’s history.

Students from Perry’s Teacher Academy exhibited a strong showing at the competition, winning or placing in the following categories:

-First Place Winners: Sarah Kiser in Impromptu Teaching; Ariel Fellenstein Burns in Lesson Planning/Humanities; Rachel Mohr, Anna Hopple, Jordan Vinson and Israel Morrales in Ethical Dilemma

-Top Five Winners: Sarah Ritchey in Educators Rising Moment; Blake Browning in Impromptu Speaking; Emily Rupert in Job Applications/Interview; Maria Birone in Lesson Planning/CTE

-Top 10 Winners: Kamryn Sparks in Creative Lecture; Brianne Yarbrough, David Wertz and Olivia Heestand in Researching Learning Challenges

Additionally, Perry Teacher Academy students Josiah Bracken, Blake Browning and Hannah Marino were conference presenters, and Halle Wright and Hayli Howard were selected as Educators Rising Ohio Ambassadors.

The competition incorporates numerous performance-based competitive events in which teenage, aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills and leadership in education.

School officials added in the post published to Facebook, “Great job, students! We are proud of your determination and dedication to teaching!”

Michaela Madison Reporting

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