T.A.F.E. Competitions COMING UP!
T.A.F.E. Club members are having a Regional’s Competition coming up on November 16th, and they are getting ready for it.
“The Region 1 Regional Conference is an opportunity for students to show their talents as future educators, and also to collaborate with their peers around the region,” says Vanessa Brown, sponsor of the T.A.F.E. Club.
The Regional Conference will be holding a talent show, in which at least one student from every school has to join. Carter already has two juniors who are planning on representing their school by singing a duo.
“This competition will host schools from Laredo to Brownsville and include awarding a scholarship for the TAFE Student of the year. Glenda Moreno and Ailyn Lucero of Carter TAFE are nominated for this recognition, ” said Brown. Both Glenda and Ailyn are siked about it.
“It feels really good, especially because it’s really nice that Mrs. Brown thought about us,” said Ailyn Lucero.
However, what about their events?
On September 28, Saturday, the T.A.F.E. club attended a Leadership Workshop at Vanguard Academy in Pharr, which consisted of breakout sessions about the competitions and guidelines. They were taught about the dress code, and what the events for the competitions required. Based on what they were told, they began working on their events a week later.
“To prepare, students are studying the history of education, as well as their specific topics, such as ethical dilemma, which this year deals with teachers changing grades for athletes. Reading, studying, and planning all come into play as students prepare for their events, but there are opportunities for students to be creative and show their fun side in events like TRAFLES and bulletin board,” Brown adds in.
The president of the T.A.F.E. club said, “It’s been very stressful. We’ve been meeting up once every two days to check up on our status, and we pretty much have it all set up. Lots of preparation is needed for these kinds of things, and we only have a month left. I’m hoping we all feel ready by the time the competition gets here.”