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PHS TAFE Students Advance To State

Pictured left to right: Front row: Hannah Cunningham, Sara Amos, and Stephany Guiterrez-Hernandez Back row: Jasmyn Pruner, Madison Mann, and MaLeayah Couts Photo Credit: Yaremi Godinez


Paris High School students have made it to the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) state finals after qualifying in the Area 6 contest held in Texarkana. The competition saw outstanding performances from the students who are now preparing for the state contest, which takes place from February 28 to March 1. The PHS chapter sponsor, Tessa Snowton, has expressed pride in her students’ hard work and dedication.
It is no small feat to make it to the state finals, and you should commend them and their mentors for their efforts. The competition is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talents and passion for education.

State qualifiers are:
– Public Speaking: Hannah Cunningham and Ma’Leayah Couts
– Interactive Bulletin Board: Sara Amos
– Pre-k Children’s Literature: Madison Mann
– K-3 Children’s Literature: Stephany Guiterrez-Hernandez and Jasmyn Pruner

According to the TAFE website, “The Texas Association of Future Educators is a co-curricular statewide non-profit (501 c3) student organization created to allow young men and women an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. They created the organization 1984 to provide the best and brightest high school and middle school students in Texas with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in education.”