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Education notebook: Freeman FBLA team earns honors at regional competition

From staff reports

Freeman High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team earned 42 trophies at the 2018 Northeast FBLA Winter Conference, according to a news release.

Freeman students who placed in the top six in their category qualified to compete at the state conference in April in Bellevue.

The regional conference drew 527 students Feb. 7 to Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley to compete in business-related topics. It was the largest regional conference in the state, the release said. FBLA aims to teach members business principles and prepare them for professional careers.

The top state finishers will advance to the nationals in June in Baltimore.

The Freeman students who placed in the top 10 at regionals are listed by category and place. State alternates are indicated in parenthesis.

Computer Problem Solving – 1. Erick Flack; 8. Jack Cramer (alternate).

Introduction to Business Communications – 1. Thomas Willard; 7. Darian Cofone (alternate); 8. Ben Chadduck (alternate); 10. Masha Stuart.

Introduction to Public Speaking – 1. Elisa Vigil; 2. Kylie Nelson; 3. Hope Storro; 8. Masha Stuart.

Job Interview – 1. Marley Pratt; 2. Maggie Bailey.

Management Decision Making – 1. The team of Odie Landoe and Tyler Waite; 6. the team of Keegan Cottrell, Michael Coumont and Hanna Hansen.

Business Communications – 2. Shilo Stuart; 3. Flack; 4. Shayna Nickerson; 5. Dylan Passey; 7. Bailey (alternate).

Economics – 2. Nathan Longhurst.

Entrepreneurship – 2. The team of Landoe, Nickerson and Tyler Waite.

Help Desk – 2. Shilo Stuart.

Introduction to Business Presentation – 2. The team of Storro and Katelyn Tippett; 3. Vigil.

Sales Presentation – 2. Flack; 3. Pratt; 5. Tippett.

Social Media Campaign – 2. Nickerson and Kendall Paine.

Impromptu Speaking – 3. Shilo Stuart.

Personal Finance – 3. Longhurst; 9. Bailey (alternate).

Business Calculations – 4. Jarett Wright.

Client Service – 4. Hali Putz; 6. Jackson Clark.

Public Service Announcement – 4. The team of Clark, Pratt and Tyler Waite; 7. the team of Sage Aldendorf, Bailey Coumont, Jared Lara (alternate).

Emerging Business Issues – 5. The team of Nelson and Putz.

Marketing – 5. The team of Longhurst and Shilo Stuart.

Business Law – 6. Landoe.

Introduction to Financial Math – 6. Storro; 9. Willard (alternate).

Network Design - 7. The team of Chadduck and Tate Waite (alternate).

Hospitality Management – 10. Jake Amend and Mary Neale (alternate).

Play opens at Mead

The Mead High School Theater Department opened its presentation of “Up the Down Staircase,” Wednesday and will continue showings today, Friday, and next Wednesday, March 1 and March 2. All performances are 7 p.m.

The play follows a first-year, idealistic teacher whose expectations are challenged at an inner-city public school.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

Cheney teachers honored

Several teachers of Cheney Public Schools were honored Feb. 5 for obtaining or renewing their certification with the National Board Certified Teachers.

Cassie Costello, a counselor at Westwood Middle School, obtained her NBCT certification.

Teachers who renewed their NBCT certification include George Barlow, Jeannette Ferry, Dustin Lungo, Julie Martin and Shannon Proctor. This certification is a national standard created by teachers to recognize accomplished and effective teaching and is obtained voluntarily.

Lakeside music teacher tops

Levi Mazurek, director of band and choir at Lakeside High School as well as Lakeside Middle School sixth and seventh grade choirs, has been named Outstanding Secondary Instrumental Ensemble Teacher for 2018 by the Spokane Symphony.

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