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Students awarded medals at state career conference

The following students received medals for placing in the top eight of their events at the State Career Development Conference for DECA, held last month in Portland:Lindsey Leighton, Aimee Escobedo, Quinn McAndrews, Loren Jessen, Abby Hertz, Allison Ripley, Anne Mansfield, Josh Ripley, Hunter Russell, Brad Bridges and Matt Lutz.

Of those, nine placed in the top three, qualifying for the National DECA competition, to be held in Atlanta in April.

Josh Ripley and Anne Mansfield took first place in Financial Analysis Management Team Decision Making; Aimee Escobedo and Lindsey Leighton took first for their Public Relations Project; Loren Jessen and Quinn McAndrews took second in Internet Management Team Decision Making; Abby Hertz and Allison Ripley placed second in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management Team Decision Making; and Matt Lutz took third in Restaurant and Food Service Management.

Lutheran School students earn tournament awards

LIFE! Lutheran School students earned awards at the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament, held last month at Concordia University in Portland.

They competed against more than 1,000 Lutheran school students in various categories.

The award recipients were the Dance Team, second place; fifth-grader Elijah Yang, third place, and eighth-grader LaChance Chapman, second place, in spelling; seventh-grader Daniel Hovet, fourth place in chess; fifth-grader Joshua Tanke, second place in math; fifth-grader Sarah Hovet, first place, and sixth-grader Brynn Williams, third place, in writing; Elisha Yang, first- and second-place awards in swimming; Elijah Yang, second- and third-place awards in swimming; and Brynn Williams, Iara Lomprey and LaChance Chapman, blue ribbon awards for music.

Champions declared in Battle of the Books contest

After four rounds of competition, the Page Elementary School's Sergeant Worms were named elementary champion in last week's inaugural Springfield Battle of the Books District Tournament, held at Agnes Stewart Middle School.

The middle school champions, meanwhile, were The Nerdettes of Springfield Middle School.

Team members from Page were fourth-graders Eden Anderson, Hunter Hayes, Emily Scherer and Sam Scherer, with coach Karen Babcock.

The Nerdettes, coached by Diane Chaffee, included sixth-grader Paisley Jones, seventh-grader Skye Elder and eighth-graders Hayley Pratt-Stibich and Andrea Coffee.

This year's runners-up were the Mighty Mustangs of Douglas Gardens Elementary and The Pumpkins of Agnes Stewart Middle School.

The battle, which drew nearly 700 people, involved teams taking turns answering questions in an exciting quiz-show format.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 3, 2008
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