School board honors students for success
LINCOLNTON – With the school year’s end in sight, the Wednesday, May 9, Board of Education meeting was full of praise for students who have earned special honors and awards.
North Lincoln DECA heads to Utah
Students in the DECA marketing program at North Lincoln High School recently returned from the International DECA competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The board recognized eight North Lincoln students for DECA success at the state level:
• Sarah Clarke and Wendy Stroud earned first place in the state competition for their community service project “Black Out Child Abuse.” They represented the state in the international competition in Utah.
• Brannon Giles took first place in the state competition for her business operations project “Barking Buddies.” She represented the state in the international competition in Utah.
• Fallon Huffman, Matt Mullen and Cohen Pirtle earned third place in the state competition for their “Learn and Earn” project. They represented the state in the international competition in Utah.
• Gray Brotherton and Joey Royko placed fourth in the state competition in the business law and ethics management team category. They represented the state in the international competition in Utah.
• Jordan Keener and Ryan O’Rourke both earned fifth place in the state for their Sports Marketing Operations project.
• David Matousek and Joey Royko earned sixth place in the state public relations project competition.
Students earn internships
The board also honored two students for being selected for summer internships.
North Lincoln student Robert Moss was recently chosen for a six-week summer internship with Blum in Stanley.
Peter Maiale, a student at West Lincoln High, will intern with Siemens for six weeks this summer.
Rock Springs partners with UNCC
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Education awarded Rock Springs Elementary School a $3,000 grant for professional development.
The school will partner with UNC Charlotte’s Professional Development School for two years as a part of a 15-school network to address educational initiatives. The network of schools hopes to train new, highly skilled teachers, enhance development of new and experienced teachers and help support teacher retention.
Lincoln County Park scholar
Zachary Fitzgerald, a senior at Lincolnton High School, will head to N.C. State University in the fall with one of the school’s top scholarships. The Park Scholarship is awarded each year to high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in education, leadership, service and character.
Fitzgerald’s scholarship is valued at $86,000. He plans to major in business with a concentration in finance.