Missouri students earn high honors at the Educators Rising 2022 National Conference

After placing in the state Educators Rising competitions (sponsored by Missouri NEA) in March 2022, high-school students ventured to Washington, D.C. to compete nationally. This summer, at the Educators Rising Conference, two Missouri students won scholarships, three earned high honors, ten placed in the top ten within their competition category, and 23 joined the ranks of the National Educators Rising Honor Society. 

The 2023 Educators Rising National Conference is scheduled to take place June 29-July 2, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld. Find out more at https://educatorsrising.org/conference-competitions/

Students must first place among the top ten in the state competition to compete at the national level. Attend the EdRising-Missouri Fall Conference to get your questions answered, attend sessions, listen to a guest speaker, and start preparing your entries. Register at www.mnea.org/edrising_fall22


2022 Educators Rising National Conference Scholarship winners

Alia Allison, Buffalo High School 

Zoe G., Bowen, Kirksville Area Technical Center 



First Place

Mary Kidenya, Columbia Area Career Center
Lesson Planning and Delivery: Humanities, Junior Varsity

First Place

Brooklyn Leigh Warfel, Dallas County Technical Center
Job Interview, Varsity

Third Place

Lily Wade, Saline County Career Center
Exploring Non-Core Teaching Careers, Varsity


Top 10 in their competition

In addition to the three students above, ten Missouri students placed in the top 10 of their competitions. 


Inside Our Schools:  Dayna Boots and Taylor Vandergrift, Herndon Career Center/Sountland CAPS

Exploring Education Administration Careers: Taylor Boyd, Saline County Career Center

Impromptu Speaking: Alia Emmalyne Allison, Dallas County Technical Center

Job Interview: Tabitha Faye Davis- Dallas County Technical Center

Children's Literature K-3: Abigail Raeker, Four Rivers Career Center

Lesson Planning and Delivery: Humanities: Alaura Snider, Herndon Career Center/ Southland CAPS


Junior Varsity

Educators Rising Moment: Christina Maria Cox, Columbia Area Career Center

Lesson Planning and Delivery: Humanities: Alia Emmalyne Allison - Dallas County Technical Center

Teacher Created Materials: Christina Cox, Columbia Area Career Center 


Honor Society

Melanie Benner
Bradey Berthot 
Riley Bigge
Tiarnyn Biggs
Taylor Boyd 
Janie Connatser 
Alyssa Goeringer 
Kaylee Heining 

Omara Love 
Zachary Mixon 
Savannah Moore 
Emma Oerly 
Alyssa Orender
Taylor Pannell 
Mackenzie Patton 
Chelsea Petty 

Jordy Pollo 
Baylee Russ 
Abigail Smith 
Lily Tharp 
Abigail Tracy 
Katelyn Turner 
Rachel Voss 

See a full listing of the Educators Rising National Competition at https://educatorsrising.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/AwardsCeremony2022.pdf.