The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Freeman High School competed in the 2013 State FBLA competition in Spokane from April 25 through 27.
The school sent 21 students to the conference, seven of whom qualified for the national conference which will be held in Anaheim, Calif., this summer.
The team of Moriah Longhurst, Bethany Williams and Brook Williams were the state champions in business presentation.
Zeke Flack, Elizabeth Kosanke and Tanner Waite took second place in digital video presentations.
Brayden Aller took second place in introduction to business.
Grace Rudy came in third place in client service.
Austin Carpenter came home with a fourth place trophy for business procedures.
In word processing 1, Longhurst came in fourth place and Bethany Williams came in fifth place.
Students who made finals at the competition were: Daniel Willard, Bethany Williams and Brook Williams for business ethics; Hunter Beaulaurier in help desk; Felicia Jackson in impromptu speaking; Kosanke in job interview; Lukas Carasco, Carpenter, and Silas Uhder for management decision-making; Aidan MacDonald for website development and computer game and simulation processing.
Aller, Flack, Kosanke, Longhurst, Waite and Bethany and Brooke Williams will continue at the national competition in June.
The FBLA adviser at Freeman is Scott Moore.
• The fourth grade Math is Cool team at Pioneer School in Liberty Lake took first place in the regional competition. The team will compete at the masters’ competition in Moses Lake this month.
• The Missoula Children’s Theater will visit the school next week. Two actresses will arrive with costumes and sets and will teach the students “The Tortoise and the Hare,” one of Aesop’s fable, in just one week.
Students will perform the play May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road.
For more information, call the school office at (509) 922-7818.