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Page 2 Free Press I I= Thursday, April 23, 2015 By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The fourth-grade Hallett Hawks Elementary Math is Cool team brought home a new plaque for the school's trophy case after they placed third with 109 points at the Spokane Division II Math is Cool competition at Whitworth University, April 17. Hallett was one of several elementary schools in the West Plains, along with Betz, Salnave and Snowden in Cheney, Sunset in Airway Heights and Michael Anderson in Medical Lake that participated in the event. The students prepared for the competition during Hallett's fourth-grade MIC after- school program, which began at the end of March. In addition to the fourth-grader's success, HaUett's fifth-grade team finished third out of 16 at the March 20 Spokane Division II Math is Cool competition at Eastern W hington University. The competition began with a 15-minute round of mental math where each student was asked eight questions. The next round consisted of a 40-question individual test, followed by two team tests, one multiple choice and one fill in the blanks. "The competition is fun for the students and gives them a chance to do some- thing they are good at," Wendy Gilbert, fourth-grade teacher and Hallett's MIC team coach said. After a dinner break, the team competed in three rounds of college bowl where Hallett went up against Salnave, Arcada and Nine Miles Falls elementary schools. Hallett's Atlas Martin-Labrucherie finished third in the top 10 individual scor- ers of the competition with 67 points. Betz's Mia Baldwin, Michael Anderson's Austin Hickey, Salnave's Adam Estock and Snowden's Valerie Haynes also finished in the top 10, Gilbert, along with family members and classmates who sat in a small section of the bleachers, was proud of the team's effort Photo by Al Stover Hallett Elementary's fourth-grade Math is Cool team celebrates during the awards cer- emony at the April 17 Spokane Division II Math is Cool competition. "The students worked hard during these last couple of weeks," Gilbert said• "To finish third overall goes to show the teamwork and everyone's contributions." Al Stover can be reached at ualifi for natio Sugimura elected state secretary for competition The Cheney High School FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) competed last weekend at the Washington State Business Leader conference in Spokane, April 15-17• In a competition of 1,700, the chapter had 53 students attend the conference. At the awards ceremony 21 different students placed top-5 in state 17 times with 15 students placing first, second or third to earn automatic entry to the FBLA national conference to be held June 29 - July 2 in Chicago. Also of note for the conference was that club member Ethan Sugimura • was elected as the state secretary. Sug- i imura had to run against an opponent tf a school located in Seattle. He became the first state officer selected from the eastern part of the state in the past eight years. "His election was a great accom- plishment for him and our chapter as many of our members worked as part of his campaign over the course of the three-day conference," FBLA advisor Adam Smith said in a news release. The following FBLA members placed in the following categories: Jennifer Harbick, 3D Animation, third place and Introduction to Busi- ness Communication, third. Hannah Blazon, 3D Animation, fourth; Public Service Announcement, second and Database Design, fourth• Connor Gerstenkorn, 3D Anima- Cheney High School students who participated at the 2015 Future Business Leaders in Spokane are pictured above. Contributed photo CHS/FBLA of American Leadership Conference tion, fourth and Public Service An- Lyndsay Sweitzer, Electronic Ca- Keith Emert, Management Info nouncement, second, reef Portfolio, fourth; Management Systems, fifth• Kendra Kendall, Computer Appli- Info Systems, fifth and Web Site De- Mitch Lawrence, Microsoft Office cations, fourth; Life Smarts, first; Man- sign, fifth• Word Specialist, first. agement Info Systems, second and Jackson Spencer, Impromptu Caleb Williamson, Networking Spreadsheet Applications, second• Speaking, first; Public Speaking II, Concepts, fifth• Joe Riddle, Database Design, firstthird and Sales Presentation, first. Claire Arensmenyer, Partnership and Networking Concepts, second. Leanna Eik, Life Smarts, first, with Business, third. Mac Frederick, Database Design, Chayce Moore, Management Info Bradlee Powell, Partnership with second. Systems, second. Business, third. Breanna Stewart, Digital Design Andrew Jenkins, Management Info Kaetlyn Blazon, Public Service An- and Promotion, second Systems, second, nouncement, second. Sydney Zapf, Digital Design and Ian Case, Management Info Sys- Anna Arensmeyer, Public Speak- Promotion, second tems, fifth, ing I, fifth• ern Fuller named new Western By PAUL DELANEY professor of public administra- innovative student success pro- Staff Reporter tion, has served as provost and grams and a university center Dr. Rex Fuller, who was vice president for academic for community engagement• a finalist to become Eastern affairs at EWU since 2011. As He recently helped work .on a Washington University's new provost, Fuller developed a dual-admission program with president a little less than a new EWU College of Health area community colleges• year ago, was named the 23rd Science and Public Health and "This is a tremendous op- president of Western Oregon a new master's program in portunity for Dr. Fuller as well University in Monmouth, Ore., Public Health. as for the Western Oregon cam- April 16. Also while at Eastern, Fuller pus," EWU president Dr. Mary Fuller, an economist and was instrumental in creating Cullinan said in a statement• "I know you join me in wishing him the very best in his new position." Fuller begins his new job July I and replaces Mark Weiss, who is retiring in June. Fuller will earn $225,000 per year overseeing the school with an enrollment of about 6,000. Prior to being named pro- vost, Fuller served as dean of on presid nt the College of Business and Public Administration and also as executive dean of EWU Spokane• Before arriving in Cheney in 2006, Fuller was dean of the business schools at the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse and Colorado State University. Paul Delaney can be reached at Cheney Federal Credit Union Congratulates April Student of the Month Samantha Anderson Junior Springs High School Federal Credit Union 520 First Street, Cheney, WA 235-6533 Where others have branches--we have our roots. If you live, work, worship or go to school in Cheney or Medical Lake school districts, you are eligible to join Cheney Federal Credit Union. Congratulations 4 Medical Lake High School Freshman, Sofia Novochekhova, ] i!ii Academic Student of the Week Medical Lake Meetings are the 3rd Dollars for Thursday each month at 6:30 pm SCHOLARS" at Medical Lake A City Hall Chambers Email: Specialty Asphalt honors Cheney H!gh School Freshman, Ehzabeth Potter Academic Student of the Week