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LCHS students plan March business trip to Boise

By Rainey Coffin Staff writer

Students from Lake City High School will compete in the Business Professionals of America 2009 State Leadership Conference in Boise, March 12 through 14, after qualifying at the BPA Regional Leadership Conference, held at North Idaho College on Dec. 17.

According to a press release from LCHS, the students will compete with more than 1,500 other conference delegates from across the state to participate in state-level business skill competitions, workshops, general sessions and the state officer candidate campaigns and elections.

LCHS teacher Tacey Keylon is the chapter advisor to the students participating in the school’s club and competition. “The conference will be the culmination of a school year’s worth of business workforce education and training which members of the local chapter of Business Professionals of America at Lake City have received… The students have really excelled this year and have exceeded my expectations since we started the club this year with 100 percent new members. They have learned to work as a team,” she said.

Students who have qualified to attend the State Leadership Conference include Seiger Bokschoten, Tom Rusche, Chelsea Sampson, Jared Dibble, Montana Patton, Marquel Patton, Tim Reid, Casey Falk, Rhianna Grossman, Colleen Orr, Pat Hanlon, Alysun Sanders, Christopher Martinez-Ford, Alyssa Allen, Taran Loper, Marie Burns, Samantha Moore, David Bjelland, Dylan Teichman, Luke Toretta, Keifer Hofacker, Sieger Bokschoten, Jessica Nagrone, Amanda Olson, Sierra Glessner, Nicole Weiss, Raveena Padda, Holly Henson, Elizabeth Doherty, Andie Zoeller, Ben Cooper, Solveig Geesey and Dylan Kritz.

The Business Professionals of America is a national organization for college, high school and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology.

Rock and roll for a good cause

Coeur d’Alene High School’s DECA chapter is reaching out to classmates and the community and making donating blood cool.

The Blood Drive 2009 – Rock Out Your Veins began Thursday and continues through today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rock ’n’ Roll themed goal was to make the drive exciting and appealing to donors, breaking last year’s numbers from 365 to the 500 mark for 2009.

A nutrition table has even been set up for those “rocking their veins.” After you give, pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit and beverages are available for nourishment and energy.

For information, call 755-7391 or visit

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at

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