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CV honors staff, school volunteers

The Central Valley school board presented its annual Meritorious Service Awards on Monday to honor outstanding contributions by individuals, organizations and teams toward student achievement.

More than 72 individuals, 10 teams with 100 members were nominated this year.

The winners this year are: certificated employees Morgen Larsen-Atwood, Greenacres Elementary School; Jerrol Olson, Ponderosa Elementary School; classified employees Tony Collins, Horizon Middle School, Phyllis Morris, Central Valley High School; community member or organization, Tanya LaPier, Liberty Lake Elementary and Greenacres Middle School volunteer, Intersection Church and Marcia Maurer, North Pines Middle School donors.

The team award was presented to the pre-AP and AP teachers at Central Valley High School: Deb Albert, Eric Akins, Kathy Barnes, Lori Buratto, Elaine Fotland, Bill Gilchrist, Bernie Hite, Brandon Mack, Dennis McGuire, Doug Pecha, Pam Stickney, Tom Sullivan, Kathryn Teske and Kaye Wood.

Central Valley DECA

Students in DECA at Central Valley High School competed at the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue.

Eight qualified to compete in the International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City in April: Manoah Ainuu, John Schutts and Zack Termath, first place in the H&R Block Dollars and Sense National Challenge; Molly Barnhart, second place in retail merchandising; Haley Hogberg, third place in food marketing; McKenzi McDonald, fourth place in international business plan, Barnhart and Madisen DeGeest, fifth place in public relations project; and Jesse Sheldon, sixth place in advertising campaign.

Three more students placed in the top six in a sub-category and received medallions: Alec Bumgarner and Madison Rountree, buying and merchandising; Kasey Clark, hotel and lodging management.

The group’s adviser is Robin Burnhart.