Cheney High School students Ashley Hall and Austin Mitchell have been named the Cheney Rotary Club Students of the Month for February 2013. Mitchell is the president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club at CHS, while Hall is the club historian.
Both are seniors this year planning on attending college next year. Mitchell wants to major in cyber-security at Dakota State (S.D.) while Hall wants to major in film at Cal State East Bay.
CHS principal Troy Heuett selected the students as representatives of the FBLA club. Though a 2A level school in the state, the club is dominating FBLA competitions and even sending students to represent the state at the national competition this year in Anaheim, Calif.
Five years ago the club had only six students, but under the guidance of faculty advisor Adam Smith now has over 90.
For example, at the recent FBLA winter conference in Spokane, 77 CHS FBLA students entered and the club placed in 77 events. The Washington State FBLA competition will be held in Spokane this year on April 25.