2016-02-20 / The Bullhorn

Beta Club members go to state convention

By Delaney Sullivan
Bullhorn Editor


RCS Beta Club members and winners at the state convention (from left) Amber Long and Ashley Whitlow hold their plaques. With them is club sponsor Nancy Clayton. 
Photo by Delaney Sullivan RCS Beta Club members and winners at the state convention (from left) Amber Long and Ashley Whitlow hold their plaques. With them is club sponsor Nancy Clayton. Photo by Delaney Sullivan On Friday, Feb. 5, 21 members of the Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Beta Club went to Greensboro to compete in the North Carolina State Convention.

Two RCS students took home an award in their area.

RCS students participated in everything from talent to English to art.

Senior Ashley Whitlow was awarded second place in onsite colored pencil drawing and RCS sophomore Amber Long won second place in English Division I, an academic test.

“Right before they called RCS I was bracing myself for the feeling of loss. Then, when they called RCS I was really confused but my body just kept walking up [to the stage]. All the RCS delegates were screaming and clapping. It was great,” commented Whitlow on her win.

Long said, “I was confident when I took the test; however, I didn’t expect to win anything. When they called RCS I was in shock and I felt super nervous, but everyone looked really proud of me so that calmed me down.”

Sponsor Nancy Clayton, RCS high school history teacher, said, “State Convention offers students many opportunities to compete with one another in academic and fine arts competitions.”

Clayton and the senior Beta Club members have already started planning performances and recruiting other club members for next year’s state convention.

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