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The Good Stuff by Shelley Bennett

By Shelley Bennett

I want to start off this week’s “good stuff” with an apology and a correction. Last week, I left off Isabell Moore, an FFA student who placed 4th in the Creed competition held on February 6th. Isabell (and family), I am so sorry to make that error! Congratulations on your amazing finish and lots of luck at the next competition!

Sports are happening at LHS! We are currently in the middle of Cross Country season and coaches Bob Nielsen and Kristen Runyan have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of our athletes. Last Friday I attended my first race and although the winter wind was blowing, the excitement of the runners and onlookers warmed up Ranch Park.

Junior Tobias Hall took first in the varsity boys competition, while Brooklynn Smith won in the girls division.

The next home match up against Fall River is this Friday February 19th, start times at 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:10. I invite you to brave the cold and support our Cross Country teams!

As was reported yesterday in Susanville Stuff, this week is National FBLA Week and as usual advisors Dawn Egan, Kerrissa Schall, and Carrie Satica are helping their officers make it a celebration for all those involved.

This is senior Brooklynn Smith’s second year in FBLA and fourth in Cross Country. She said, “Covid has definitely put a damper on activities and I would have never guessed a couple years ago that my Junior and Senior years would be heavily affected by a worldwide pandemic. Life just throws curve balls sometimes, but that’s ok. The school and I have done a good job adjusting and staying positive.”

While Brooklynn misses the camaraderie of traveling with her group, her mindset has helped her through this challenge. She recently placed third in the public speaking competition.

Will Beterbide, another senior FBLA member and XC runner, said that he “was hoping to travel and compete against others” which was very enjoyable in the past. He does appreciate the online competitions through FBLA and placed ninth in Economics. Will has been in FBLA for three years.

Lily DelCarlo is a senior competing in the Supply Chain Management sector. She says that, “Not being able to travel to competitions has just made me sad, I got second place in my competition this year so it is not affecting my ability to place but it’s definitely not as fun as traveling.”

Lily has prepared for her competition by studying, getting plenty of rest, and eating well the day before and of the competition because it keeps her focused.

It is certainly heartwarming to see our local youth making the best of this difficult situation. Good luck to all those competing and finding a way to make it work!

For Will Beterbide, Brooklyn Smith, and Lily DelCarlo, this year’s FBLA competition is more than a test of business skills. It also shows perseverance and commitment in a time where everything is more difficult to accomplish.

Remember when news was ‘newsy’? When you read about weddings, family events and engagement announcements in the newspaper? If you have something that might be newsworthy, please submit it to [email protected] and I’ll do my best to include it here in “The Good Stuff.”

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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