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Teaching Careers Students Compete at Educators Rising State Conference

Students in the CAPS Teaching Careers program recently competed in the Missouri Educators Rising State Conference.


The chapter participated in a total of nine competitions, and all of the following students (including some from sending schools) qualified to move on to Nationals.

Educators Rising Moment
Fifth place Samantha Winistoerfer
Fourth place Samantha Rogers (Sullivan High School)

Exploring Non-core Careers
Fourth place Kennedy Smith

Exploring Administration Careers
First place Rachael Roush

Job Interview
Third place Ellie Nieder

Creative Lecture
Fourth place Destiny Huff (St. Clair High School)

Ethical Dilemma Team Competition
Second place Ellie Nieder, Gracie Boeckman, and Jenna Donnelly

Children’s Lit Pre-K
Second place – Molly Unerstall  (Borgia)


Exploring Support Services

Third place – Hannah Dodson


“The reason I am most proud, has little to do with their awards, but with the compassion they demonstrated to other competitors, as well as their professionalism with the judges and other teacher leaders,” said Teaching Careers instructor Jenny Meers. “I know these students will tell you it is their teachers who inspired them, so thanks to all of them for helping them find the pathway to their careers. I am so proud to be their teacher. I look forward to seeing them move on to Nationals in Dallas.”


Photos from the Teaching Careers students at the Missouri Educators Rising State Conference are below.