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Salem Community Patriot April 15, 2011 - 7


FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference Road Race Benefits Scholarship Fund


by Robyn Hatch The Granite State South Board of REALTORS (GSSBR) is involved in supporting many local charities,


such as Dream Factory, Hoops for Heroes, Rockingham County Community Action, various food pantries in southern New Hampshire, and the Salem Co-Operative Bank Run for Scholars road race, which happened on Sunday, April 3. The funds raised through


submitted by Kelly O’Brien, FBLA Reporter All the hard work of Salem High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has finally paid off. After attending their State Leadership Conference on March 31 and April 1 at the Radisson hotel in Manchester, they took second place as “Most Outstanding Chapter” out of 24 different schools.


All students were to compete in a business


event and many of them placed top three. Along with some events even came a scholarship to colleges such as Johnson & Whales University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Plymouth State University. FBLA had an outstanding year and cannot wait to head down to Orlando, FL, for Nationals. Placing in their individual FBLA competitions


were: · Accounting I: Kevina Kenney, second place · Business Calculations: Victoria Bugrimenko, third place


· Business Graphics: Kelsey Provenzano, third place


· Business Math: Taoran Ying, third place · Community Service Project: Bridgette Kosek, second place


· Computer Applications: Jillian Keith, third place


· Digital Design and Promotion: Kelly O’Brien and Ashley Baylis, second place


· FBLA Principles and Procedures: Mariah Arsenault, second place


· Future business Leader: Bridgette Kosek, first place


· Introduction to Business Communication: Lilly Oliveri


· Networking Concepts: Jeremy Arzuaga, first place


· Personal finance: Brad Baker, first place · Word Processing II: Courtney Smith, first place · Word Processing II: Jessica Kallini, second place The Salem Chapter of FBLA received the


following chapter awards: · Local Chapter Annual Business Report: second place


· FBLA Promotion Competition: second place · Local Chapter Exhibit: first place Honor Chapter Award


· Make-A-Wish Donations: third place · Gold Seal Award for Most Outstanding Chapter: second place Bridgette Kosek received the Who’s Who in


FBLA award. Huge congratulations go out to Brad Baker and


Jessica Kallini for running a successful campaign and being elected as State Officers for the 2011- 2012 State Leadership Team. Great job, Salem FBLA!


Unruly Man Attempts to Take Officer’s Gun


by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Police say a drunk and unruly man tried to take an officer’s gun over the weekend. He was unsuccessful in that attempt and landed himself in police custody, and faces charges.


A 911 call from a residence on Lancaster Farm Road reporting a 19-year-old man was intoxicated and smashing things in the home prompted police to respond to a domestic violence incident. Police received the call at 11:06 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. When


officers arrived, the male subject identified by police as Jacob Madden, 19, of Salem was found in the basement of the home. The officers at the scene instructed Madden to get on the ground, but he refused and attempted to leave the room. One officer went to stop him from leaving and as he did so, Madden pushed the officer and grabbed for the officer’s gun, grasping it in the officer’s duty belt by the handle of the gun. The officer


was able to prevent his weapon from being taken from him and a struggle ensued between the suspect and the officer. While the struggle was ongoing, a second officer assisted and Madden was brought to the floor. He continued to be violent and struggle with the officers, but he was eventually handcuffed. During the struggle, Madden ripped an officer’s jacket right off of him, tearing it up. Police brought Madden to the Salem Police Department and charged him with two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of alcohol, and taking a firearm from a law enforcement officer. He was released on $1,000 cash bail and will be arraigned at Salem District Court within the next few weeks.


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the race will go towards the GSSBR Memorial Scholarship, which was created in memory of realtor members who have passed away while a member of GSSBR. It is funded by donations and fundraising efforts of its members and contributors. The scholarships go to well-rounded southern New Hampshire area high school students who have been involved in activities that benefited his/her community. The student must be furthering their education by attending an accredited college, university, or technical school in the fall. This year, approximately 78 ran the race on a cold, brisk day, with Wesley Lassen crossing the finish line first.


Pam Riesenberg, Sandra Dennehy, Kim Kelley, and Donna Elotmani (Salem Co-Operative Bank)


First across – Wesley Lassen (#69)


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