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Educators Rising students with certificates
Olentangy Schools

Twenty-three high school students from all four Olentangy high schools competed at the annual Educators Rising state conference, March 9-10, at Capital University. The Educators Rising state conference organizes 20 different kinds of teaching competitions, such as impromptu speaking, lesson planning, research, and visual design, and presentations about teaching for high school students exploring teaching as a career. Over 700 students from Ohio’s high schools competed at the conference.  

This is the first year Olentangy students have joined an Educators Rising chapter, which received awards for being an Honors Chapter, based on overall chapter GPA and service work, first place for Chapter Display, and first place for Service Project Competition.

The following Olentangy students and teams placed in the top 10 in the state:

  • Lexie S. (OBHS), Job Interview
  • Ellie J. (OHS), Ed Rising Moment (4th place)
  • Glenn M. (OHS), Public Speaking
  • Aly J. (OLHS) & Lexi W. (OHS), Children's Lit. PreK
  • Leanne D., Andrew E., Nicole B. & MacKenzie C. (all OHS), Ethical Dilemma
  • Darren S. (OLHS), Impromptu Lesson Planning (1st place)
  • Jaylynn B. (OHS), Maddie D. (OHS), Shawn O. (OOHS), Emma G. (OLHS), Researching Learning Challenges
  • Carly C. (OHS) & Adison C. (OBHS), Children's Lit K3 (5th place)
  • Leah (OBHS), Interactive Bulletin Board, Silver
  • Giovanna S. (OLHS) & Ava B. (OLHS), Project Visualize, Gold

We’re very proud of all our students and their teacher, Mrs. Sunday Weakley, for engaging in this creative and scholarly endeavor. Congratulations to all the students that competed and represented Olentangy with pride! Finalists will move on to Nationals in Washington D.C. in June.

Educators Rising is a national, non-profit organization that provides opportunities to America’s middle and high school students to explore careers in Education. Olentangy’s Educators Rising chapter is part of the district’s Teacher Academy program. Teacher Academy is a rigorous program that combines a state curriculum in teaching with an internship at various Olentangy schools and classrooms. Students earn college credit in Education for completion of the program. The Teacher Academy program is located at Olentangy Academy.

Educators Rising group photo with medals
Educators Rising group photo with trophy
Educators Rising group photo