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Inside our Schools: Freeman choir students win awards

Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, midnight

Choir students in the Freeman School District participated in the Northeast region of the Washington Music Educators Association Feb. 1.

Bethany Williams and Addy Clark received superior ratings in the mezzo-soprano division. Maria Panzeri received an excellent rating in the alto division. Clark, Ben Mitchell and Hannah Manning, the Freeman Mixed Trio, received an excellent rating in the small mixed ensemble division.

Three students have also been selected to sing in vocal ensembles at All-State from the district. Clark and Tori Wagner were chosen to sing in the All-State High School Mixed Choir. Elsa Longhurst, a sixth grader, was chosen to sing in the All-State Youth Choir. All-State Choir will perform in Yakima this weekend.

Freeman FBLA

The Freeman chapter of Future Business Leaders of America participated at the Northwest Region conference that was held Feb. 5 at Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley. The top five in each competition have qualified for the state competition in Seattle in April – 32 Freeman students made it into the top five in their categories.

Business calculations, Kyla Wright, third place; Business Communication, Moriah Longhurst, fourth place; Business Presentation, Shenoa Rush and Ben Mitchell, fourth place, Kayla Figler, Kaylee Fuchs and Alma Longhurst, fifth place; Client Service, Mackenzie Claeys, second place, Grace Rudy, third place; Desktop Publishing, Figler and Longhurst, third place; Entrepreneurship, Brayden Aller, Lukas Carasco and Silas Uhder, second place, Colin Ayers, Robin Faulkner and Rudy, fifth place; Future Business Leader, Bethany Williams, first place; Healthcare Administration, Austin Carpenter, first place, Faulkner, fifth place; Hospitality Management, Hunter Beaulaurier, Erynn Waite and Taylor Walker, first place; Introduction to Business Communications, Wendy Shaw, first place, Nissa Nacarrato, second place, Kaylee Fuchs, third place, Figler, fifth place; Introduction to Technology, Nacarrato, fifth place; Job Interview, Addyson Clark, first place, Beaulaurier, second place; Jami Pratt, fifth place; Management Decision Making; Carpenter, Carasco and Uhder, second place; Marketing, Carascho and Uhder, first place; Parliamentary Procedure, Beaulaurier, Blair Brock, Helen Forman, Katie Ophus and Katie Vold, first place; Personal Finance, Aller, second place, Kian Genteman, third place; Public Service Announcement, Brayden Aller, Bobby Landoe and Bradley Williams, fifth place; Public Speaking 1, Ali Tesch, first place; Public Speaking 2, Kirsten Fuchs, first place.

Also competing were Tristan Albrecht, Miranda Atwood, Noah Carasco, Hailey Conklin, Emily Dearman, Abbi Denmark, Maridi Folsom, Kaulin Freudenthal, Tyler Haase, McCall Henderson, Nate Jacobus, Riley Langston, Anna Lee, Asriel Lynn, Aidan MacDonald, Hope Mathews, Avery Oja, Megan Paternoster, Austin Rice, Jordan Rose, Josie Schultz, Amy VanVoorhis, Brooke Williams, Hannah Williamson and Alyssa Zimmerman.

Spokane Valley Tech open house

Spokane Valley Tech, 115 S. University Road, will host an open house Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Visitors can explore the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about the course options for next school year, which will be expanded to include advanced classes in bioengineering, biomedical science, engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship.

Registration for summer classes will be available at the open house, for students entering grades nine through 12 next school year.

The evening will also include the new Phase 2 construction of four new classrooms and administrative offices. The Washington State Legislature approved $1.5 million in capital funds in 2013 for this second phase of three to complete the school.

SVT is a collaborative effort between Central Valley, East Valley, Freeman and West Valley school districts. Classes are project-based and hands on.

For more information, call SVT at (509) 228-5600.

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