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CV group means business in Florida

From left, Derek Bischoff, David Yuan, Shannon Hotchkiss and Cody Bafus, members of the CV Future Business Leaders of America chapter, will head to Orlando later this month to compete in the national championships.
From left, Derek Bischoff, David Yuan, Shannon Hotchkiss and Cody Bafus, members of the CV Future Business Leaders of America chapter, will head to Orlando later this month to compete in the national championships.

Cody Bafus, Shannon Hotchkiss, Derek Bischoff and David Yuan of Central Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter will travel to Orlando later this month to compete in the FBLA National Leadership Conference.

Bafus and Hotchkiss, both seniors, placed first in Local Chapter annual Business Report at the state level and will compete in this category at nationals. Bischoff, a sophomore, will compete in Word Processing 1, a category in which he placed second at state. Yuan, a freshman, will compete in Introduction to Business after his third place win at state.

The group’s adviser is Sherry Johnson.

Applications for Capital Facilities Committee

The Central Valley School District is seeking applications from the community for the district’s Capital Facilities Planning Committee which has been reconvened after the district’s construction bond failed in February.

The committee needs two additional members and will begin work in September.

The goal of the group will be to update the 25-year capital facilities plan’s timeline, analyze the configuration of the five bond packages and suggest changes, review and recommend financing options, evaluate the feasibility of impact fees, and update project estimates incorporating the district’s education specifications and building standards.

Applications are available at the district’s website, www.cvsd.org, and are due by June 16. The committee will choose its new members no later than June 30.

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5400.

Preschool savings lesson

Preschoolers from Trentwood Elementary School in the East Valley School District visited Horizon Credit Union Wednesday to receive a “spend, save and share” jar and learn about the value of money.

They also went on a scavenger hunt to learn about the different areas of the credit union. The hunt led them to a lockbox full of treasure such as candy.

“Getting to work with a young age group like preschoolers is a great opportunity because they don’t have a lot of preconceived notions about money,” said Wendy Duncan, Horizon’s Spokane Valley regional manager. “It makes it a perfect time to start informing them about how finances work.”

Scholarship winners

• Five Spokane Valley high school students were awarded academic and community service college scholarships by the Spokane Valley Kiwanis and the Spokane Valley Golden K at Holman Gardens on Tuesday.

Haleigh Miller of Central Valley received a $1,000 scholarship from the Golden K group and $500 from the Valley Kiwanis. She plans on attending Washington State University in the fall.

Also receiving $500 scholarships from the Valley Kiwanis were Sarah Peterson of East Valley (Gonzaga University), Kelby Gummersall of Central Valley (Brigham Young University), Alexander Riel of Central Valley (University of Washington) and Amanda Seely of Central Valley (Pacific Lutheran University).

• Friends of Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake recently presented scholarships to Central Valley High School students involved in community service.

Lauren Speers received the $1,500 Elmer Schneidmiller Community Leadership Award. Penny Zhang received the $500 FOPP President’s Award.

Ashleigh Seely, Amanda Seely, Sarah Henning, Jarod Maynes and Stephen Butler received $500 scholarships.

Kudos

• Twelve third graders from Valley Christian School raised $683 for SCAN and Candlelighters by selling suckers and “smencils” (scented pencils).

Half of the funds were used to purchase a rocker-recliner for SCAN. The other half purchased items for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital to fill the “poke box,” which Candlelighters fill to help distract children receiving shots and during cancer treatments.

• Joseph Pauley , German teacher at Central Valley High School, has been awarded the Duden Award from the Duden Publishing Company of Germany. Pauley was nominated by the Washington Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German for his teaching of the language and culture.

David Covillo, a student at CV, received the Glow Award from the American Association of Teachers of German for his performance on the national AATG German test.

Zachary Watilo, also from CV, received the Langenscheidt Award. Watilo earned this award for being in the top one percent of students in his age group in the 2011 national competition sponsored by the AATG. He also earned the Glow Award.

Meet the principal candidates

Central Valley School District will host two events to meet the candidates for principal at two schools in the district.

The top two to three candidates to replace Kevin Longworth at McDonald Elementary School will be present Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 1512 S. McDonald Road. Longworth is leaving the school to work in school administration in California.

Candidates to replace Joanne Comer at the Kindergarten Center will be available to meet June 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the board room of the CV district office, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave. Comer will be the new principal at Liberty Lake Elementary School this fall.

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5400.


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