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Cabarrus County Wins Second Place at North Carolina State Fire & Life Safety Bowl

Apr 20, 2018 10:00AM ● By Melanie Heisinger
On  Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at McGill Baptist Church in Concord the North Carolina State Fire & Life Safety Bowl committee hosted the annual North Carolina State Fire and Life Safety Bowl. 

This Bowl is put on by this committee that is made up of safety workers such as people from the health department, emergency service workers, Red Cross personnel, as well as local business owners and more. 

4th and 5th graders from Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba, Cabarrus and Forsyth County participated in a fun and educational competition. The top three counties then combined forces for a state finale. "This year 15 teams from 5 counties, each composed of five students, took on the endeavor of studying a thirty-three chapter study guide to compete," the Concord Fire Department's press release said. "The manual contained thirty-three life safety topics that covered items including but not limited to fire prevention, playground safety, cyberbullying, and emergency preparedness."

The teams then competed in a double elimination quiz bowl.

After the competition, everyone was able to enjoy fun activities to celebrate their hard work. These activities and games were presented by generous community sponsors.

The top three placing teams were:

1st - Woodland Heights Elementary (Iredell County)
2nd - Beverly Hills Elementary (Cabarrus County)
3rd - Barringer Elementary (Mecklenburg County).

"By placing in the top three places, these students individually received gift cards, trophies, and most importantly a financial donation to their school in the amounts of $1,000.00, $500.00, and $250.00," the release continued. 

Congratulations to all winning counties, and especially Cabarrus County!

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