Portageville High School Beta Club/Beta Members Place in National Competition

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Portageville High School Beta Club/Beta Members Place in National Competition

Over the last few months, National Beta members from Portageville High School have been working hard to submit their entries for the National Beta Virtual Convention. In late July, they were able to celebrate that hard work when announced as winners of the following competitions:

Maggie Frakes - 2nd Place - Performing Arts - Solo, Duo, Trio
Sofia Angel, Kaiti Halterman, Andrea Martin, and Madisyn Palmer - 7th Place - Two-Dimensional Art (Banner)
Andrea Martin - 10th Place - Color Photography
Taylor Garmon, Charlie Gray, Brance Halterman, Will Jamison, Ryan Noble, and Jayse Scherer - 10th Place - Robotics

The members originally competed and received awards during their State Convention held in Springfield, Missouri in December 2019. Their victories at the state level provided an opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Convention, originally planned to be held in Fort Worth, TX, was canceled due to health and safety concerns stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. However, over 12,000 Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12) students were able to represent their schools in the first National Beta Virtual Convention.

With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.