LCMS’s Hicks named Fred Award recipient

Published 5:24 pm Monday, August 21, 2023

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Rachel Hicks recently was named the 2023 Lincoln County Schools Fred Award winner. Hicks started with the district last year and is the Family Resource Youth Services Coordinator at Lincoln County Middle School.

The Fred Award is reserved for our classified support staff that consistently go above and beyond the call of duty for students and staff. Fred Award nominees are the beacon of brightness in buildings that seek little to no affirmation, but continually step up to the plate to make a difference in the lives of students and the culture of schools.

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Inspired by well-known author Mark Sanborn, the award is named in honor of Fred Shea, the subject of Sanborn’s national bestseller — The Fred Factor.

The award is given to one who embodies the four principles described in the book — an individual who chooses to make a positive difference each day, has a heart for people, changes ordinary moments into memorable ones and leads by example.