2017-02-11 / The Bullhorn

RCS Beta goes ‘Above and Beyond’ at convention

By Carly Long
Bullhorn Report er


Pictured, from left, are Beta Club members Zaria Waddell with her second place quilt, Dustin Humphries with second place Math, Amber Long with third place Language Arts, and Carleigh Barbour with third place Acrylic Painting. 
Carly Long Pictured, from left, are Beta Club members Zaria Waddell with her second place quilt, Dustin Humphries with second place Math, Amber Long with third place Language Arts, and Carleigh Barbour with third place Acrylic Painting. Carly Long Roxboro Community School (RCS) Beta Club members returned home with four new awards after last weekend’s state conference.

The North Carolina Beta Convention was held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.

Saturday night, winners from each category were announced. From RCS, senior Carleigh Barbour won third place in the Acrylic Painting category, freshman Zaria Waddell won runner-up in the Fiber Arts category, junior Amber Long won third place award in Language Arts, and sophomore Dustin Humphries won second place in the Math Competition.

“It was very surprising and exciting to win,” said Humphries, who is now eligible to represent RCS at the Beta Nationals at Walt Disney World in Florida this summer.

RCS sophomore and Beta Club secretary, Jackson Woody, summed up his experience by saying, “Beta Convention was a lot of fun. My favorite part was making memories with my friends. I am also very excited for next year and intend on running for state office.”

In preparation for the convention, the RCS club spent months preparing a banner, scrapbook, and service board to take to competition. Individual students also prepared artwork and performances to compete with throughout the weekend.

As soon as the 16 students arrived last weekend, it was straight to competing. The club rallied together to cheer on juniors Madison Satterfield and Jenna Clayton as they sang and performed a tap dance for the special talents competition.

After separating for individual academic competitions, the attendees met up again to support the Living Literature team. In this competition, students staged a scene from Macbeth, complete with costumes and a backdrop.

RCS students spent much of Saturday mingling with other Betas in and out of sessions. Satterfield said she appreciated the opportunity to meet other students involved in Beta.

The theme this year was “Above and Beyond,” and it focused on how Betas go above and beyond in their academics and community service. This was the 79th annual NC Beta Con and the second one that RCS students attended. The convention featured several academic and skill-based competitions.

As preparations for next year’s Beta Convention begin to unfold, the club hopes to see growth in attendance, participation, and awards in 2018.

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