Skyline duo earns top marks at national leadership conference

September 24, 2013

This summer, Rachel Catterall and Megan O’Brian achieved something none of their peers at Skyline High School can claim.

The two seniors won gold-medal honors in July at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville. Thousands of students attended the event, but a relatively small percentage did as well as Catterall and O’Brian.

By Neil Pierson Rachel Catterall (left) and Megan O’Brian, Skyline High School seniors earned gold medals from July’s national conference of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

By Neil Pierson
Rachel Catterall (left) and Megan O’Brian, Skyline High School seniors earned gold medals from July’s national conference of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Projects that qualify for nationals are scored with a rubric — a point-based system that looks at the quality of each component. The points are converted into a percentage, and students earn medals based on their scores.

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