Greenfield students compete for Oaks

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Four Laurel Oaks students in the Early Childhood Education program won medals recently in student events. The students participated in regional Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.

Three students qualified to go to state competition:

Saundra Shannon, a senior from Greenfield, won a gold medal in the Specific Task Assessment Kit event.

Jaebreon Burns, a senior from Wilmington, won gold in the Curriculum Unit Development event.

Courtney Lamb, a junior from Clinton-Massie, also won gold in the Curriculum Unit Development event.

In addition, senior Kimberly Mongold of Greenfield competed in Language and Literacy Development, winning a silver medal.

Participants had to create educational plans for preschoolers and then present their plans to a panel of evaluators. The students were judged in a 100-point scale on their knowledge of the material, their presentation, and whether their plans are developmentally appropriate for their students.

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a different in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Submitted by Jon Weidlich, director of community relations, Great Oaks Career Campuses.

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