February 12, 2011 in Washington Voices

Freeman students win spot in biz conference

By The Spokesman-Review

The Freeman High School Future Business Leaders of America recently attended the 2011 Northeast Region FBLA conference at Faith Bible Church in Spokane.

Around 450 students were judged in a variety of business-related subjects, such as job interviews, network concepts, accounting, public speaking, entrepreneurship, business ethics, desktop publishing and more.

The top five students in each category will compete in the state championship in Spokane the first week of April.

At Freeman, the following students will head to state: Chelsa Ayers, first place in impromptu speaking, third place in public speaking 2; Tyler Hjaltalin, first place in business law; Josiah Lara and Danica Cramer, first place in desktop publishing; Ben Carasco, Eric Hjaltalin and Zeke Flack, first place in banking and financial systems; Cody Dickinson, first place in computer problem solving and second place in cyber security; Alex Quinnett, Steven Sainsbury and Andrea Zimmerman, second place in global business; Leaira Anderson and Katie Pintar, second place in graphic design; Grace Rudy, second place in hospitality management and fourth place in sports management; Cameron Duckett and Jess Wingett, third place in emerging business issues; Samantha Strothman, third place in impromptu speaking; Brett Sinden, third place in public speaking 1 and fifth place in introduction to business communication; Danny Cossey, fourth place in impromptu speaking; Chelsea Grady and Christina Ramelow, fourth place in desktop publishing; Jenna Lee, Ramelow and Talia Neiman, fourth place in emerging business issues; Kristen Gannon, fifth place in FBLA principles and procedures; Tucker Rudy, fifth place in sports management; Austin Carpenter, fifth place in introduction to technology concepts; Matt Angelis, Silas Uhder and Justice Darcy, fifth place in management information systems; and Greg Ruby, fifth place in technology concepts.

Scott Moore is the adviser of the group.

St. Mary’s student serves as page

Alex Burrington, an eighth-grader at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Spokane Valley, served as a student page in the Washington House of Representatives in Olympia.

Burrington participated in the legislative process by presenting the flags, distributing amendments and more.

He was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, a Republican from Spokane Valley.

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