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Education notebook: Cheney FBLA team Gold Seal chapter award

The Cheney Future Business Leaders of America club placed 25 members in the Top 10 a total of 35 times at the State Business Leadership Conference in Bellingham during spring break. Sixteen members qualified to compete in the nationals this summer.

By placing 35 times, Cheney High School became the second most recognized chapter in the state and was awarded Largest Professional Division. It also was recognized as a Gold Seal chapter, an award reserved for the Top 10 percent of chapters based upon involvement and achievements.

Placing first in the state championship were: Megumi Call (Electronic Career Portfolio), JT Gasper (Introduction to Technology Concepts), Rachel Suominen (Business Law) and Korinna Shaw (Spreadsheet Applications).

Gasper was elected as the Northeast Region vice president.

Other students who placed in one or more of their events include: Anna Arensmeyer, Stephanie Assonken, Juliane De Los Santos, Dylan Doney, Abigail Dotson, Allissa Empert, Thomas Funderberg, Kiersten Gasper, Skyler Hanson, Anya Howko-Johnson, Steven Johnson, Holden McNaul, Marisa Mendoza, Clayton Murray, Lucy Nester, Evarosa Perry, Hunter Pohl, Patrick Purviance, Rose Stevens and Isaac Strong.

EV places third in state history bowl

The East Valley High School History Bowl team recently took third place at the state competition held in Silverdale in March.

Led by Captain Preston Forrest, team members Al Carlson, Garrick Florea and Jacob Rector have been practicing and competing together since last September.

The state competition included 20 rounds of history, government, economics and current events questions.

NC, Ferris students join SPS board

North Central High School junior Cheyenne Jones and Ferris High School sophomore Dylan Pearson were recently chosen as advisers to the Spokane Public School Board for the 2018-19 school year.

They will serve as nonvoting members to add student perspective to issues discussed by the board.

Jones is an honor roll student, captain to the NCHS volleyball team and a member of the Washington Drug Free Youth club. As a student adviser, Jones hopes to gain a leadership role and stronger voice in her school and community.

Pearson is already a member of the SPS Superintendent’s Advisory Group as well as a member of the Youth Leadership Spokane and FHS advanced percussion and jazz orchestra. He played an active role in organizing a concert fundraiser in support of the Freeman High School shooting victims. Pearson hopes create greater understanding of common student problems while serving on the board.

Virtual school students dissect cow eyeballs

Washington Connections Academy students, elementary through high school, took a field trip April 20 to the Mobius Science Center.

Washington Connections Academy is a local and tuition-free virtual public school. In celebration of Earth Day, the group trip provided students the opportunity to break from the routine and to socialize with classmates, teachers and Mobius staff over cow eyeball dissections, exhibits and activities.

Mt. Spokane presents musical ‘Hunchback’

Mt. Spokane High School opens the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” next week. Showtimes include May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and May 5 and 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

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