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HCTC Education and Training student, Boswell senior Maddy Carter, takes first in the nation

Maddy Carter poses at the national FCCLA competition with her project, Connect 4 Learning.   Maddy Carter works with elementary students in class.

Maddy Carter, a senior at Boswell High School and the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, excelled at the national FCCLA competition in Anaheim, Calif., this past summer in her event category – Teach and Train Occupational. Carter received the first highest score in the nation with her project, Connect 4 Learning.

Carter earned her way to nationals by competing, and winning, at the regional and state level. In preparation for her competition, she completed several job shadowing experiences with veteran teacher Shawnda Dix at Remington Point Elementary. In addition to observations, she prepared a comprehensive lesson focusing on fourth grade math skills, utilizing instructional strategies and principles of lesson design to differentiate practices to meet the needs of all students. Under the supervision of her mentor teacher, Carter was able to deliver an engaging lesson filled with group collaboration, team challenges, and individual demonstration of skills.

As a future educator, she hopes to inspire students with her love of mathematics and passion for learning. Carter is looking forward to the opportunity to continue her training in the education pathway as a Practicum in Education Intern for the 2019-2020 school year.