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SLHS claims three of six officer spots for Educators Rising

Three students from San Luis High School’s Educators Rising program have been elected to state officer positions for the 2019-20 school year.

Three SLHS Educators Rising students campaigned for the six open state officer positions, and all three were elected. Julian Moreno, Getzahi Bernal Parra and Melany Gandara will hold three. SLHS senior Adriana Carranza served as the state president for the 2018-19 school year, continuing a stretch of SLHS and other students from Yuma Union High School District serving in state-level Career & Technical Organization leadership roles. SLHS Ed Rising officers

“YUHSD students are well-prepared CTE student leaders,” Arizona Educators Rising Director Lisa Mayberry said. “From my experience in working with teachers and students alike from YUHSD, I have seen determination, hard work, commitment, and participation that goes above and beyond. Teachers motivate students to succeed and become leaders and students get to take ownership and responsibility for their learning and leadership opportunities. I believe it is because of the support from the YUHSD CTE office and administration that teachers feel they are supported and are more able to motivate their students to partake in further leadership positions. I have thoroughly enjoyed having Adriana Carranza as an active member and state officer for the past three years and I look forward to three more incoming state officers from YUHSD for the upcoming year.”

Educators Rising is a Career Technical Student Organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. Students involved in Career and Technical Education classes that prepare them for a career in education are members of Educators Rising. Earlier this month, Educators Rising hosted the state competition for students who won contests at the local level. At the same time, selected students ran for state officer positions. These are student-leader positions and open to any Educators Rising member across the state of Arizona.

Adrianne Wagner