I am excited to announce that....
Lincoln Charter High School teacher, Jennifer Thompson (http://www.lincolncharter.org/faculty-staff-member/thompson-jennifer/), has been nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year. She is a ten-time International Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Champion. Her accomplishments span 20 years in the sport, and she currently holds the World Record in the bench press with 320 lbs at 134 lbs body weight, along with the total record of 1103 lbs.
Jennifer has taught and been an important part of high school at Lincoln Charter School for 13 years. She has used her background in nutrition and science to help facilitate the building of an organic garden by the students. From there, students wrote and won the NC Beautiful Grant in 2017-18 to implement a rain barrel watering system for the garden. This has allowed the school garden to flourish and has periodically provided salads at lunch. She also coaches a high school powerlifting club after school. One of our graduates last year received a full ride scholarship to Midland University for Powerlifting.
The Athlete of the Year is won by votes. Anyone can vote once a day through January 31. Powerlifting has never won the Athlete of the Year, and the Lincoln Charter Community can help her achieve this title.
You can vote on this website: www.sbd-usa.com/jen If you sign up for the newsletter, your vote counts twice. You can vote once a day until Jan. 30th. I hope that you will join me in voting for Ms. Thompson, and feel free to send her a note of congratulations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's help her win this honor and thank you for your support!