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Freeman’s Forman ranks in national FFA event


Helen Forman, a sophomore at Freeman High School and member of the Freeman FFA Chapter of Washington, recently placed among the top 47 participants at the National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 87th annual National FFA Convention and Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.

Forman was awarded a silver emblem for her achievements at the national convention. She won the state competition in May.

The Freeman FFA Chapter includes 40 high school students, lead by adviser Steve Hayter.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens tonight at LC

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama will kick off its drama season with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tonight in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Performances will continue Friday and Saturday.

LC takes Shakespeare’s classic comedy and sets it in the early 1900s, using an adaptation from the Oregon Shakespeare’s Festival. Playing the roles of the star-crossed lovers are Chloe Forsberg, Ilan Hernandez, Julian Lee and Jackson McMurray. Playing the leaders of the devious band of fairies are Tristan Bolen, Bailey Heppler and Megan Rosenau. In the roles as actors, rehearsing and performing the play within a play, are Jillian Burgess, Noel Case, Tyese Chumov, Liam Schaff, Grant Thayer and Victoria Whiteaker.

As part of Tiger Drama’s 2014-15 Page to Stage season, the drama students will also be holding a book drive. Visitors who donate a book will receive a coupon for half off a concession item during intermission.

Tickets for the show are $10 per person and may be purchased at the door. For information visit

Highway cleanup effort involves Freeman club

The members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Freeman High School recently spend a Saturday picking up leaves and trash along a two-mile stretch of Highway 27 as part of their annual fall clean-up day.

The group adopted the road from Darknell to the Palouse Highway in 2008. Over the past seven years the group has picked up more than 430 bags of trash.

The Freeman FBLA members are Avery Oja, Brayden Aller, Devin Pavlischak, Johanna Jackson, Ben Mitchell, Bobby Landoe, Morganne Strahl, Emma Stevens, Odie Landoe, Jesse Lara, Hartlee Storro and Jared Lara, along with their adviser Scott Moore.

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