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Education notebook: Cheney, EV, CV students qualify for national FBLA competition

Several students across the Spokane area are gearing up for the Washington Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Conference to be held in June in San Antonio. The conference is a national competition where qualifying FBLA members will compete and present their work, attend workshops and exhibits, and network over the course of four days.

The following students will compete at the conference. They are listed alphabetically by the category subject in which they will compete.

High school level – Business Communication, Abigail Blazon, of Cheney High School; Business Law, Charlie Johnson, of Liberty; Computer Applications, Makenzie DeShazer, of Liberty; Database Design and Applications, Joseph Sarsozo, of Cheney; Future Business Leader, Delaney Goodwin, of Liberty; Help Desk, Joshua Strebeck, of East Valley; Hospitality Management, Rachel Anderson and Sami Smith, of Central Valley; Introduction to Information Technology, Aaron Johnson, of Central Valley; Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure, Clayton Murray, of Cheney; LifeSmarts, Chasen LeTellier and Juliane De Los Santos, of Cheney; Management Decision Making, Dylan Doney, Marisa Mendoza and Lucy Nester, of Cheney; Management Information Systems, Cameron Teresi, Hope Schneider, Josh Sweeney, Jasmine Sprague and Luke Hamburg, all of Cheney, and Grace Smith, of East Valley; Sales Presentation, Beckett Schoenleber, of Cheney; Spreadsheet Applications, Steven Johnson, of Cheney; Website Design, Jonathan Jacobsen, Camber Moad and Rebecca Purviance, of Cheney; Word Processing, Sara Nanny, of Cheney.

Middle school - Community Service Project Middle Level, Meilyn Dotson, Landon Moad and Audrey Schlotter, of Cheney Middle School; Critical Thinking, Halley Doney and Rubie Loughery, of Cheney; Multimedia and Website Development, Elijah Aguilera, of Cheney.

‘Cinderella’ the musical to play

at Oaks academy

The Oaks Classical Christian Academy opens Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway adaptation of “Cinderella” today.

The 67-member cast, which includes students in grades 2-12, was led by Maddie Burgess as Ella (Cinderella), Coby Kim as Prince Topher (Christopher), Ari Ferch as Marie the godmother, Lucy Mannan as Madame the stepmother, Hannah Palpant as Charlotte, Elenor Wiens as Gabrielle, Jonathon Ganji as Sebastian and Spencer Christensen as Jean-Michel.

The production is directed by Teri Woodroof, accompanied by choreographer Ingrid LaVoie and with music direction by Amy Kim.

Originally written for television, this musical version of the classic fairy tale was first broadcast in 1957 starring Julie Andrews but has since been adapted for stage numerous times.

Performances are at 7 p.m. continuing through Saturday with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. The play will be presented at the University High School Theater, 12420 E. 32nd Ave.

Tickets are available at or at the door and are $14 for adults and $10 for students ages 2-18. The matinee is $14 for adults and $8 for students.

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