|Future Educators Association Club members from Bradshaw Mountain High School/Mountain Institute participated at an Arizona FEA competition at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and brought back several awards. From left are Cassie Norman, Rebecca Lyons, Kristen Jensen, Ethan Campbell, Haley Bittner, Brianna Molden and Sydney Nache.|
Eight students from Bradshaw Mountain High School, who also are enrolled in the Yavapai County Joint Technology Education District education program, returned from a state competition in Phoenix as winners in several events.
The Future Educators of Arizona State Competition took place March 7-8 at Grand Canyon University where more than 450 students from 25 schools competed in events.
Haley Bittner, BMHS junior, earned first place in the Spotlight of Special Education competition. She wrote a research paper, observed four hours at Bright Futures, the Humboldt Unified School District preschool, and created a video, which encompassed all components. She received a $1,000 scholarship to any Arizona college or university. If she attends Grand Canyon University, she will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Bittner is the Northern Region FEA representative for the upcoming school year.
Seniors Ethan Campbell and Brianna Molden won second place in the Blog competition. The blog, www.bradshawfea.blogspot.com, chronicled the events and activities in which the Bradshaw FEA Club participated this school year, including Project Snowflake for the Sandy Hook Elementary students.
Kristen Jensen, senior, won second place for Early Childhood Teaching - Literacy and Language category. She developed a lesson plan for kindergarteners based on the theme Family, taught it to a kindergarten group, then created a display board on her work.
Rebecca Lyons, senior, won third place and Sydney Nache, junior, won fourth place in Early Childhood Teaching - Literacy and Language category with similar lesson plans, teaching, and display boards.
Seniors Cassie Norman and Ethan Campbell, and junior Haley Bittner won sixth place in the Service Project category for their efforts with Project Snowflake, in which they asked students and teachers to create snowflakes so the Sandy Hook Elementary students could walk into a Winter Wonderland when they returned to school.
Rebecca Mieliwocki, the National Teacher of the Year, spoke at the conference and students had a chance to meet her. They also attended sessions on educational issues and college experiences.