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PAg" 4 May 14, 1998 Ouad (iW Herald Bridgeport FBkA students earn awards at state convention Bridgeport High School senior Bethany Lynn earned a second trip to the national Future Business Leaders of America convention and chapter president Crystal Nilsen was recognized with a president's award at the annual FBLA state convention, held recently in Bellevue. Thechapteralso receivedun award, said advisor Nancy Fischer;, it had the second-highest percentage of the overall school population in FBLA in the region. Ten chapter members attended the state convention, Fischer said. Each member participated in competitions testing their skills in office procedures and practices. The convention also inclndes workshops on varions subjects, as wellasbusiness sessions.The keynote speaker was Rolfe Carawan. Lynn placed third in machine transcription and fifth in business communications. Chaptermembersattending incltided Lynn, Nilsen, Missy Brazeau, Selena Langley, Andrea Henton, Noelia and Delia Hernandez, Griselda Bah'era, Stefanie Gavin and Heather Allen. Fischer and Marilyn Lynn acted as chaperones. Cheryl Schweizer photo (back row) Della Hemandez, Grlealda Barrera, Crystal Nilsen, Ncolla Hernandez, Andrea Henton, (front row) Selene Langley, Missy Brazeau, Bethany Lynn and Stefanla Gavin represented Bridgeport High School at the annual state FBLA convention. Special summer classes proposed by Pateros School Board Daytime and night classes would be held during the summer for some Pateros School District students and patrons under a proposal being discussed by the school board. The program would be operated by members of the AmeriCorps, a federal program in which participants do community service and receive a small wage and money for future college tuition. Classes would be held at Pateros School. The tentative proposal calls for day classes for kindergarten through second graders who need help with reading and adult English literacy classes in the evening. It will be discussed at the May, 21 school board meeting. In other business at the regular meeting of the Pateros School Board Tuesday, May 5, district superintendent Bob Nolan told board members he had applied for three grants, including one to help teachers use technological equipment more effectively. The district has received numerous grants to buy more computers and other technological equipment, including one that will set up television connections between five area school districts. But effective use of the new technologies can demand new teaching techniques, Nolan said; lessons may have to be designed differently. Officials in the five district are seeking money to teach their teachers how to do that. Pateros officials also are seeking a second grant in conjunction with five other school districts to buy software to help teach reading .... ......... .... .... B members voted to join a science and gifted programs cooperative opered by the North Central Washington Education Service District. The ESD officials will provide people to come into the classroom and help with special science lessons; curriculum and training will be available to the instructors of the district's gifted program. Bridgeport School District hires new superintendent Palrick Duffy has been hired as superintendent of the Bridgeport School District. Currently Duffy is a counselor in the St. John-Endicott school district near Spokane, Duffy will replace BobAllen, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Prior to joining the staff at St. John-Endicott, Duffy directed programs aimed at helping at-risk children in the Centralia School District. He came to Washington from Alaska, where he served as an assistant superintendent. Duffy has signed a two year contract. FBLA preparing community calendar in Bridgeport Members of the Bridgeport chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have begun collecting names and birthdates for the community calendar. The FBLA chapter produces the calendar each year; it will begin in August 1998 to coincide with the beginning of the school year, said chapter advisorNancy Fischer. People who want their names included or who want to order a calendar can obtain order forms at Gross Drug, the Bridgeport office of the Douglas County PUD, the city library, the Bridgeport High School office or from any FBLA member. The calendars are $6 each. 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