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Freeman High students win awards at state business competition

Earlier this month, 26 members of Freeman High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the 2012 State Leadership Conference in Seattle. Each competitor had to place in the top five at their regional conferences, and some of Freeman’s students now qualify to compete at the National FBLA Leadership Conference in San Antonio in June.

Freeman students named for their accomplishments are: Cody Dickinson, state champion in cyber security; Bethany Williams, state champion in public speaking 1; Dickenson and Gregory Ruby, state champions in network design; Grace Rudy, second place, hospitality management; Bethany Williams, second place in word processing 1; Hanna Weathers and Katie Pintar, second place, desktop publishing; Moriah Longhurst, third place, introduction to business communications; Danny Cossey, Brette Schmidlkofer and Weathers, third place in marketing; Dickinson, third place in technology concepts; and Brooke and Bethany Williams, fourth place in emerging business issues.

Students who made the finals but didn’t make it up on stage for their work included Colin Ayers and Brett Sinden in banking and financial systems; Samantha Strothman and Brooke Williams in business ethics; Hunter Beaulaurier in help desk; and Elizabeth Kosanke and Weathers, job interview.

Dickinson, Bethany Williams, Ruby, Rudy, Weathers, Pintar and Longhurst will move on to the national conference.

Summer school

Central Valley School District has announced its summer school schedule and programs for 2012. The district is launching a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Academy curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students, along with 20 high school academic credit courses. Sports camps will be available at University and Central Valley high schools.

The summer nutrition program will be offered at Broadway Elementary School, 11016 E. Broadway Ave., Mondays through Thursdays. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and lunch will be served from noon to 12:45 p.m. from June 25 through July 26. The meals are offered at no cost to all children 18 and younger.

Fees for summer school range from $75 to $175 and tuition waivers are available for eligible students.

The programs run for five weeks.

• The elementary summer school STEM Academy will provide a hands-on, project-based approach to learning for students in first through fifth grades from June 25 through July 26.

Classes will be at Broadway Elementary School.

• The middle summer school STEM Academy also will be project-based for students in grades six through eight, at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road from June 25 through July 26.

• Seventh-graders can take Washington state history and government at Central Valley. The course will cover Native American and early history, civics and government in this course that is a graduation requirement for the class of 2017 and beyond. It will be offered from June 25 through July 26.

• High school credit summer classes will be available in language arts, math, science, social studies and electives for students in grade nine through 12. The classes will be at CV in two sessions from June 22 through July 27.

• Central Valley’s Early Learning Center, 10304 E. Ninth Ave., will offer summer child care programs for families with children ages 4 weeks through 6 years. Full-time and part-time options are available. For information about child care, call (509) 228-5810.

The deadline to register is June 20 – a $5 late fee will be charged after June 20. Students should register according to the grade they will enter in September.

For more information, visit summer_school.asp or call the district summer school office at (509) 228-5413.

Spring Showcase

The Monday Homeschool Network, a co-op that provides encouragement and support to homeschooling parents and their students, will present a Spring Showcase on April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berean Bible Church, 10910 E. Boone Ave.

The evening will include a geography bee and students will display geography and science projects. Information about the co-op will also be available at the event.

For information, call Cheryl Golden of the Monday Homeschool Network at (509) 435-6210 or visit www.mondayhomeschool