2016 Educators Rising State Conference and Competition


Twenty students from Phoenix Union High School District attended the 2016 Educators Rising State Conference and Competition at Loews-Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, Arizona from March 23rd – March 25th.  Vanessa Lezema, educator rising student from North High School who passed away earlier this school year, was honored with a moment of silence at the Awards Assembly.  About half of the students who attended placed in the top five in their competition and won awards for their outstanding skills and efforts.  Seven students also qualified to attend Nationals this summer in Boston, Massachussetts.  The following students from our PUHSD schools won awards in the following categories:

Fairfax HS  
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Arts:
Suzzane Udoetta – 2nd place

Metro Tech High School
Educators Rising $250 Scholarship:
Ana Reyes
Inside Our School (Team Event):
Ana Reyes – 2nd place
Andrea Medina – 2nd place
Tamara Ruiz – 2nd place

North High School –
Service Project (Team Event):
Cristal Carrizoza – 1st place
Epimenio Negrete – 1st place
Sarah Meltesen – 1st place

***Each first place winner was awarded a scholarship to Grand Canyon University.***

Cortney Davis – 2nd Place

Exploring Careers In Support Services (Team Event):
Cortney Davis – 2nd Place
Victoria Negrete – 2nd Place

Researching Emotional Disabilities (Team Event):
Cortney Davis – 4th Place
Sarah Meltesen- 4th Place