ZANESVILLE — Pathways to Teaching students from Mid-East Career and Technology Centers recently participated with about 700 students from different high schools in Ohio in the 19th annual Future Educators of Ohio conference.
During the conference students had the opportunity to learn more about the teaching profession through different sessions.
This was the second year Kent State hosted the conference.
Kent State, the Ohio Department of Education and FEA of Ohio, a non-profit organization that helps future educators, sponsored the event.
Students also participated in competitions, where the different chapters of the Future Educators Association, a youth-led organization affiliated with the FEA of Ohio, created posters, table displays, and scrapbooks dealing with this year's theme "Illuminate the Heart and Mind, Teach!"
Conference competitions that the students participated in included: Display, Katherine McQuain (John Glenn High School); Honors (entire class); Lesson Plan, Brittany Donaldson (Philo High School); Poetry Rubric, Rachel Layton (Buckeye Trail High School); Poster, Abby Yinger (Tri-Valley High School); Prepared Speech, Sonja Lardin (John Glenn High School); and Scrapbook, Bethany Beckett (John Glenn High School).
Donaldson placed in the top 10 for lesson plan and was able to present her lesson to a panel of judges at the conference as a result.
Layton also placed in the top 10 for her poetry entry.
The Mid-East FEA Chapter was recognized as an Honors Chapter and received a plaque for achievement in the areas of academics, community service, school projects and conference participation.
Jennifer Harper is the Pathways to Teaching instructor.