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Future educators compete at Shawnee Community College

Photo Provided by Emma Lane.
Seniors Kylan Jerrell, Khoal Goodson, Tessa Harrison and Regen Arnett convene at the Future Educators Club field trip March 25. The group brainstormed to write a persuasive essay about AI in the classroom. The group placed second in the challenge.

The Future Educators Club attended a team-building competitive event at Shawnee Community College March. 21. 

Seniors Khoal Goodson, Regen Arnett, Tessa Harrison and sophomore Sophia Lin, and junior Bella Teston both worked in groups and placed second and third respectively.  

“I won third place in character performance with Bella Teston. I think we did pretty good in the event considering we had no idea what we were going to do or what the challenge was about,” Lin said. 

There were a mix of different types of challenges available.

“I enjoyed creating a solar eclipse poster and drafting a persuasive essay on AI integration into school curriculums,” senior Kylan Jerrell said.

Goodson felt like the event had an overall positive impact on her and her future career plans.

“One of the best parts of the trip was the community. I found myself growing closer to fellow members of the club,” Goodson said. “I was also touched to see the amount of people who are just as passionate about education as I am.”

Goodson also knows she plans to continue pursuing a career in education after graduation.

“I hope to become a high school art teacher,” Goodson said. “I do, however, know that art is not prioritized in the school system so if that doesn’t work out, I’d love to be a high school history teacher.”

Participating in the event was insightful to some members of the club.

“Getting to discuss the passion for teaching made me realize the importance of teaching and helping others,” Jerrell said. “Without teachers, the world would be uneducated.”

College and career counselor Emma Lane feels the club learned a lot in spite of the circumstances.

“With this being the first year for the Future Educators Club, we have never attended this event so sponsors and students were unaware of the events,” Lane said. “It was a learning experience for everyone.”

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Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer
Francesca Messerschmidt (she/her) is a senior at Harrisburg High School. This is her third year on the Purple Clarion staff.  She participates in theatre, plays percussion in the band is on the speech team, participates in Key Club and Art Club. She is passionate about music.  Francesca also cares about animals and things going on in the world around her. In her spare time, she likes to play games, listen to music and draw. After high school, she plans to continue pursuing journalism as a career.   “Student journalism is important to me because it helps give students a voice and a platform to educate themselves and others about current events and can help people learn how to make the world a better place.”

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