Educators Rising California

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2019 Competitions Winners!

EEducators Rising California regional and state competitions provided students opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills, as well as their knowledge and skills related to future careers in education. The regional and state level competitions are aligned to the Educators Rising national competitions. The top three regional places in each competition will compete at a State Level **same submission. Then the top three at state level will be eligible to compete at the Educators Rising National Conference.


Children’s Literature K-3

For this competition, students create an original book, written and illustrated, for a kindergarten-through-third grade audience.

REGIONAL

Southern California:

1st Place: “My Friend, The Monster Under the Bed” by Alex Herrera & Martha Santana Garcia from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.

2nd Place: “Timmy’s Baby Brother” by Kimberly Lopez & Nallely Verde from Oceanside High School in Oceanside.

3rd Place: “ABC” by Milani Urias from Oceanside High School in Oceanside.

Central California:

1st Place: “The Tallest Dwarf” by Melissa Hickey & Sam Hickey from Clovis North High School in Fresno. 

2nd Place: "The Magic of Happiness” by Nkauj Sheng Ariel Cha from Clovis East High School in Clovis.

3rd Place: “Wishing on a Dandelion” by Jenna Smith from Clovis North High School in Fresno.  

STATE

1st Place: "The Tallest Dwarf” by Melissa Hickey & Sam Hickey from Clovis North High School in Fresno. 

2nd Place: "My Friend, The Monster Under the Bed” by Alex Herrera & Martha Santana Garcia from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.

3rd Place: “Wishing on a Dandelion” by Jenna Smith Clovis North High School in Fresno. 


Lesson Planning and Delivery – STEM

This is a lesson plan developed and delivered by students to students. Students will submit a written plan, a recorded lesson, and a reflection. 

REGIONAL

Southern California:

1st Place: “Bottle Flipping Challenge” by Pedro Gonzalez, Aaron Gurrola, & Moises Flores from NOCROP- Esperanza High School in Anaheim.

2nd Place: "Winter Bubbling Snow Globe” by Rachel Gallegos from Grossmont High School in El Cajon.

3rd Place: “How Do Plants Grow?” by Carolina Costa from Grossmont High School in El Cajon.

Central California:

1st Place: “Nucleus” by Jocelyn Rabara, Rayna Hayward, Reem Amer and Josemelli Ruiz from Fresno Unified Teacher Academy.

2nd Place: "Cell Function” by Carolina Cruz, Crystal Garcia, & Elizabeth Ruiz from Fresno Unified Teacher Academy

3rd Place: “Simplifying Rational Expressions” by Karla Cabrera from Madera South High School in Madera.

STATE

1st Place: “Nucleus” by Jocelyn Rabara, Rayna Hayward, Reem Amer and Josemelli Ruiz from Fresno Unified Teacher Academy.

2nd Place: “How Do Plants Grow?” by Carolina Costa from Grossmont High School in El Cajon

3rd Place: “Bottle Flipping Challenge” by Pedro Gonzalez, Aaron Gurrola, & Moises Flores from NOCROP- Esperanza High School in Anaheim.


Creative Lecture

Think of this like a TED Talk. This is a 4-12 minute recorded presentation on this year’s topic – SCHOOL SAFETY

REGIONAL

Not enough entries to have regional winners.

STATE

1st Place: Kayla Goldstein from NOCROP- Esperanza High School in Anaheim.

2nd Place: Jarmille Duarte from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.

3rd Place: Alexa Saavedra from Madera South High School in Madera.


Inside Our Schools Presentation

This competition allows students to showcase one innovative strategy that their school or school district employs to enhance teaching and learning. Innovative strategies do not necessarily mean new technology.

REGIONAL

Not enough entries to have regional winners.

STATE

1st Place: “Academic Recovery” by Wendy Rodriguez, Connor Bullis, Tatiana Rangel, & Ray Montano from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.

2nd Place: “Mentor Program” by Lizette Martinez, Jessica Ibanez, & Lesly Pastrana from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.

3rd Place: “SWAG Lab” by Alyssa Juarez & Ahmaya Evans from Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego.


Job Interview

In this competition, entrants apply for a position as a paraprofessional (a link to position description can be found below). This includes submitting a cover letter as well as a résumé that details relevant work, volunteer, and educational experiences. 

REGIONAL

Not enough entries to have regional winners.

STATE

1st Place: Emily Macedo NOCROP- Esperanza High School in Anaheim.

2nd Place: Alexa Rodriguez from Madera South High School in Madera.

3rd Place: Elyzabeth Anderson from NOCROP- Esperanza High School in Anaheim.


All winning students’ teachers will be notified via email.
Contact Pilar Comparan (pcomparan@tomorrow.org) for questions or more information.