Students from the Great Oaks Teaching Professions program at Milford High School placed in the top ten nationally in four events at Future Educators of America (FEA) competition, and Brandi Norman received the FEA Leadership Award when they traveled to Washington DEC for the National FEA Conference recently.
Milford/Great Oaks students who received final placement in Top Ten recognition:
- Brandi Norman – 6th place, FEA Leadership Award (the highest award one can receive in FEA)
- Carolyn Megie – 4th place, Impromptu Speaking
- Stevie Chandler, Shawn Cooley, Madison Griesser – 4th place, “Inside Our Schools”
- Stevie Chandler, Megan Fitch – 10th place, “Recruitment & Marketing”
Over all, Milford TPA competed in six competitions and presented two workshops that were filled to capacity. Stevie Chandler and Madison Griesser presented “Operation Safety: What Would You Do,” sharing new emergency protocols with the nation. “Many states have yet to adopt the new protocols so students and staff were very interested in our new emergency action plans,” said instructor Jenn Norsworthy.
Norsworthy, Brandi Norman and Megan Fitch teamed up with Danny Ciamarra of Cincinnati Christian University and motivational speaker Nick Jackson to present “Leaving a Legacy – One Student at a Time” exploring how teachers can make an impact in students’ lives. “This session was standing room only,” said Norsworthy, “And students in the audience had the opportunity to share, give feedback, and then, it got emotional as we ended with a post secret #IWishMyTeacherKnew activity. Students anonymously shared secrets that they wished their teachers knew and we discussed that these are the same types of issues that students are bringing to the table everyday in the classroom.
Norsworthy praised her students for their showing at the national conference. “It was an opportunity for them to really shine in many ways among their peers across the nation,” she said. “Great Oaks is being recognized as a school that is making a difference and kids are succeeding.”