CV, Freeman students compete in FBLA

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

Students from several schools in the Spokane Valley attended the Northeast Region Future Business Leaders of America Conference at Faith Bible Church in north Spokane on Feb. 3.

Two high schools in the area have released their results.

At Central Valley High School, the following students were recognized for their achievements:

Penny Zhang, first place in business procedures, second in business communication and fifth in business calculations; Dallan Wagner, second place in technology concepts, first in cyber security; Rachel Burk, second place in introduction to technology concepts; the team of Wagner and Burk, fourth place in network design; Ashley Underwood, first place in word processing II, third in computer applications, and fourth in business procedures; Cody Bafus, fourth place in spreadsheet applications; Tate Murphey, fourth place in personal finance; Taylor Demars, second place in marketing; the team of Murphey and Demars, second place in entrepreneurship; Danica Beschta, first place in accounting I; Beth Hotchkiss, third place in creed; Shannon Hotchkiss, fourth place in marketing and third in economics; the team of Beth Hotchkiss and Shannon Hotchkiss, third place in management decision making; Abigail Mansoor, fifth place in business math, fifth in public speaking I, third in spreadsheet applications; Elizabeth Mansoor, fourth place in business law; Derek Bischoff, first place in word processing I, fifth in word processing II; and Sophia Dien, fourth place in introduction to business communications.

The school’s chapter qualifies for the state competition in Yakima in April. Bafus and Zhang’s Local Chapter Annual Business Report will also be entered at the state competition.

The Central Valley FBLA is advised by Sherry Johnson.

At Freeman High School, these students earned the following awards:

Chelsa Ayers, first place in public speaking II; the team of Josh Grandinetti and Brian Hart, first place in entrepreneurship; the team of Zeke Flack and Eric Hjaltalin, first place in banking and financial systems; the team of Chelsea Grady and Christina Ramelow, fourth place in banking and financial systems; the team of Andy Coumont, Dalton Fetsch and Grandinetti, first place in management information systems; the team of Danny Cossey and Hanna Weathers, first place in emerging business issues, the team of Morgan Romey, Alex Quinnett and MacKenzie Deruyter, second place in emerging business issues; the team of Tucker Rudy, Steven Sainsbury and Jess Wingett, fourth place in emerging business issues; Travis Sorensen, second place in sports management; Taylar Franz, second place in economics; Cody Dickenson, third place in cyber security; the team of Quinnett and Romey, third place in global business; Ayers, Danica Cramer and Deruyter, fourth place in business ethics; Coumont, Fetsch and Grandinetti, fifth place in network design; Hjaltalin, fifth place in help desk; Shelby Nelson, fifth place in introduction to business; and Dalton Reilly, fifth place in job interview.

The students will compete in the state competition in Yakima.

Coumont, Ayers and Sorenson completed the business presentation for the state competition, and Coumont and Sorenson completed the annual business report, also for the state competition.

The Freeman FBLA is advised by Scott Moore.

Students serving in the state legislature

Kailyn Gady, a freshman at Freeman High School and Shelby Gady-Nelson, a sophomore at Freeman, served as pages in the Washington state House of Representatives recently in Olympia.

The cousins were sponsored by Rep. Susan Fagan of the Ninth District.

Gady and Gady-Nelson were responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, during committee hearings and in the House chamber during floor sessions.

They also continued their regular studies for two hours a day and attended page school to learn about state government.

Students must have a C+ average or better to become a page and have permission from their parents and the school. They also must have a legislative sponsor. During their stay in Olympia, the students lived with a family in the Olympia area.

Crab crack

The track and field program at West Valley High School will present a Good Old-Fashioned Crab Crack next Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 8301 W. Buckeye Ave.

Tickets are $25 and will benefit the track and field teams.

For more information, call the school at (509) 922-5488 or e-mail rick.kuhl@wvsd.com.

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