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DHS Future Educators Advance to State Competition

Students from Duncanville High School’s Education and Training program advanced to the state competition after winning at the regional contest in Mesquite on November 18. The students, who are studying to become teachers, competed in categories including “Impromptu Teaching” and “Planning a Lesson”. Eighteen of the 38 DHS students who participated won their categories at the regional Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) competition. 


The state competition, the Texas Tomorrow Summit, will be held January 29 through February 1, 2016 at the University of Houston. View photos and a list of the winning categories below.


Bulletin Board- Michaela Malone and Chanciss Wesson; Samantha Leija and Adrienne Foreman; Porthia Polk and Kameryn Griffith; Amy Pena & Danielle Turner

Impromptu Teaching- Dion Jamerson and Aalyhia Shillow


Project Visualize- Jesus Aguilar, David Gomez and Azela Hernandez 


Teacher Created Materials- Lilibeth Ramirez and Tania Lemus
Portfolio- Ashley Salas; Vianey Marchan
Creative Lecture- Dion Jamerson
Lesson Planning- Humanities- Azela Hernandez 
Lesson Planning-STEM- Jose Cazarez
2015-16 TAFE Participants
Jiah Adkison, Ricquel Brager, NaKendra Brown, Tatianna Cannon, Jose Cazarez, Iylish Dunn, Alexia Escalona, Adrienne Foreman, David Gomez, Kameryn Griffith, Azela Hernandez, Dion Jamerson, Jesus Aguilar, William Kissentaner, Samantha     Leija, Tania Lemus, Michaela Malone, Vianey Marchan, Rachel Mata, LaVencya McCoy, Shaina Miles, Sandra Morales, Amy   Pena, Porthia Polk, Lilibeth Ramirez, Ashley Salas, Daniella Salazar, Aalyhia Shillow, Danielle Turner, Kiara Turner, Dallana Vargas, Abraham Vazquez, Chanciss Wesson, Keliah Williams, Morgan Laurent, Saray Velasquez, Alexia Hickey-Harden and one additional student.