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SLHS student Adriana Carranza named Ed Rising President for '18-19

San Luis High School student Adriana Carranza was named the state of Arizona’s President of Educators Rising for the 2018-19 school year.

Carranza, who is entering her senior year at San Luis, served as Vice President a year ago. The role of a state officer is to represent Arizona in a variety of events including the National Leadership Conference.

“I am beyond thrilled to serve a second term in state office for Educators Rising Arizona!" Carranza said. "It is an incredible feeling to know that others from your state want you to represent them once more. With this, I want to thank first of all my dad, for supporting me through all of my goals, it means the world to me. Secondly, I want to thank my chapter and adviser Mr. [Tim] Morrison, for believing in me in the way that you all do. I am so glad to represent San Luis High School.”

Carranza has said that she wants to attend the University of Pittsburgh and earn a degree in secondary education in order to teach at the high school level. She hopes to teach English, Drama, and/or Education Professions.

“This is such exciting news,” Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Gina Thompson said. “Adrianna’s amazing accomplishment brings a great amount of pride to our community and school district.”

Career & Technical Education Director Lorie Honeycutt added: “Ed Rising has chosen the best. We are so proud of Adrianna, and are looking forward to working with her again this year.”

According to their official website, Educators Rising is a national network that is transforming how the United States develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, Educators Rising supports communities to provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference. Since its August 2015 launch, more than 14,500 students and teachers across the country have joined the network. These students are engaged in high school-based, co-curricular teaching programs where they explore the profession in deep, meaningful, and rigorous ways.

Eric Patten