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Education notebook: Mt. Spokane High School DECA club raises $5,300 for Second Harvest Food Bank

For the third year in a row, Mt. Spokane High School’s DECA club has won the Tackle Hunger competition, which raises money for Second Harvest Food Bank. This year, the club raised more than $5,300, which would provide 26,500 meals.

The school received a trophy and a scholarship donation from Darigold. In the last three years, Mt. Spokane DECA has raised more than $10,000 for the food bank.

Cheney educator receives grant for safety patrol gear

Paraeducator Cheri Helsing of Salnave Elementary School in Cheney recently received a $300 grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to help replace safety patrol gear.

Mt. Spokane students qualify for state DECA competition

After participating in the regional competition, which was held Dec. 6 at Spokane Falls Community College, Mt. Spokane High School’s DECA club will send 85 students to the state competition, scheduled for March 2-4 in Bellevue.

State qualifiers are:

Alexis Desautel (first place, apparel and accessories), Tarienne Hoke (third place, apparel and accessories), Anna Warner (fourth place, apparel and accessories), Klaire Perry (seventh place, apparel and accessories), Makayla Whitehead (third place, automotive services marketing), Bradley Guevarra (fifth place, automotive services marketing), Gavin Lemon (sixth place, automotive services marketing), Heather LaCaze (first place, business financial services), Jaden Hardy (third place, business financial services), Michael Tsuchida (seventh place, business financial services), Jacob Waters (eighth place, business financial services), Jacob Morton (eighth place, business service management), Hannah Madsen (third place, food marketing service), Sukhleen Bolina (sixth place, food marketing service), Gianna Parish (seventh place, food marketing service), Megan Billeter (seventh place, hotel and lodging management), Andrew Sonneland (first place, human resources management), Michelle McDonald (second place, human resources management), Hannah Sparber (fourth place, human resources management), Hanna Hess (third place, marketing communications), Camryn Demarest (sixth place, marketing communications), John Grieshaber (seventh place, marketing communications), Nick Haynie (first place, quick service management), Ashton Wilber (fifth place, quick service management), Josh Rostollan (sixth place, quick service management), TJ Benton (seventh place, quick service management), Jaden Fleming (second place, restaurant and food service management), Rebekah Neal (third place, restaurant and food service management), Devin Wiseman (fourth place, restaurant and food service management), Nicole Roman (fifth place, restaurant and food service management), Haley Milligan (second place, retail merchandising service), Alyssa Powell (sixth place, retail merchandising service), Lucas Thompson (first place, sports and entertainment marketing), Brooke Pefley (second place, sports and entertainment marketing), Hayden Roberts (fourth place, sports and entertainment marketing), Jacob Carr (sixth place, sports and entertainment marketing), Brianna Kostecka (eighth place, sports and entertainment marketing), Natalie Craudell and Emily Fry (first place, business law and ethics team decision making), Dakota Ervin and Jordan Quinlan (seventh place, business law and ethics team decision making), Kelsey Byus and Ava Figon (first place, buying and merchandising team decision making), Baylie Moe and Bria Schwald (fifth place, buying and merchandising team decision making), Rachel Linton and Maddie McDermott (seventh place, buying and merchandising team decision making), Jared Mehring and Sam Spears (first place, financial analysis team decision making), George Johnson and Adam Sonneland (second place, financial analysis team decision making), Josie Martin and Shanley Oakes (fifth place, financial analysis team decision making), Docker Davis and Cade Neuman (sixth place, financial analysis team decision making), London Sanders and Lucas Smith (seventh place, financial analysis team decision making), Caleb Countryman and Anoop Hothi (fifth place, hospitality team decision making), Ryan Alm and Risone Ama (sixth place, hospitality team decision making), Abbey Miller and Molly Stanford (third place, marketing communication team decision making), Jinna Brim and Meghan Tabacek (first place, sports and entertainment team decision making), Erika Brooks and Baylee McHaney (fifth place, sports and entertainment team decision making), Miahna Waters and Haley Schnug (seventh place, sports and entertainment team decision making), Logan Anyan and Luke Clark (eighth place, sports and entertainment team decision making), Sydney Campbell and Jesse Dupuis (first place, travel and tourism team decision making), Lindsey Carlson and Halle Hanson (second place, advertising campaign), Katie Maher and Elizabeth Redmond (second place, fashion merchandising promotional plan), Payton Stiles and Preston Bingley (sixth place, entrepreneurial innovational promotional plan), Dylan Hathaway (second place, financial consulting), Dayton Hammond (second place, professional selling), Blake Peterson (third place, professional selling), Preston Bingley (first place, hospitality and tourism professional selling), Savanna Romero (second place, hospitality and tourism professional selling) and Dawson Kamalu-Nako (fourth place, hospitality and tourism professional selling).

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