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Cheney High FBLA club does well at Northeast Regional Winter Conference


February 22, 2018

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club had 52 of its 58 attending members place in the top-six of a variety of categories at the annual Northeast Regional Winter Conference, held Feb. 7 at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley.

Advisor Adam Smith said in a press release that “club members placed 93 times in the competition” and “first in 21 of 57 different events.” Those in the top-six are eligible to compete at the State Business Leadership Conference at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency Hotel April 4–7.

Highlights of the regional conference begin with JT and Kiersten Gasper, who placed in the top four in their combined 12 events. Kiersten Gasper was first in four of her seven events: digital video production, help desk, management information systems and network design while JT Gasper was first in digital video production, management information systems and network design.

Rachel Suominen had four first-place finishes: business law, organizational leadership, web design and entrepreneurship along with a second in sports and entertainment management. Anya Howko-Johnson had first-place finishes in electronic career portfolio, global business and entrepreneurship.

First-place finishes also went to Anna Arensmeyer, Sabrina Boiling, Megumi Call, Dylan Doney, Thomas Funderburg, Gabe Gerber, Johnathen Jacobson, Holden McNaul, Marissa Mendoza, Lucy Nester, Evarosa Perry, Nick Preisig, Hope Schneider, Korina Shaw and Amanda Stevens.

Placing in the top six are Stephanie Assonken, Abby Blazon, Dillon Dalton, Richelle Dean, Juliane De Los Santos, Sydney Eaton, Devon Fortune, Skyler Hanson, Olenia Hoppe, Addison Hinton, Steven Johnson, Erin Jones, Evalinia Kozhokara, Chasen LeTellier, Kasia Lizma, Akourakal McCormick, Clayton Murry, Sara Nanny, Hunter Pohl, William Prater, Patrick Purviance, Joe Sarsozo, Beckett Schoenleber, Jackson Schriber, Rory Schuller, Isaac Strong, Genovive Torres, Cam Villalobos and Kelsey Zaph.

The regional winter conference was attended by 18 high schools, composed of 498 students.


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