Lincoln County School of Technology Students brought home four gold medals after participating in a national competition.
Brandi Rinck, Nicole Presnell, Elizabeth Hotchkiss and Tabatha Duncan, all students at Lincolnton High School, presented a project centered around fighting child abuse at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCLA) Competition in Chicago.
Prior to competing in Chicago, the students were awarded first place in the state competition.
The students presented their project â€œItâ€™s a Jungle Out Thereâ€¦ Going APE in the Fight Against Child Abuse.â€
All four students are participants in the School of Technologyâ€™s early childhood program.
Along with their advisor, the students spent over 2,000 hours working to prevent child abuse.
The students faced tough competition at the national conference in which 6,000 students and advisors from the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands attended.
The groups students worked with included the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, The March of Dimes, Foster Childrenâ€™s Christmas Party, Red Cross, Operation Christmas Child, Campbell Labels for Education and volunteer workers with after school care facilities.
by Staff Reports