Portageville High School Beta Club/Beta members place in national competition

Monday, July 19, 2021

PORTAGEVILLE, Missouri – The last few months, National Beta members from Portageville High School have been working hard to prepare their entries for National Beta Convention. In June, they were able to celebrate that hard work when announced as winners of the following competitions:

5th Place 9th Grade Science - Julianna Noble

5th Place 10th Grade Agriscience - Ryan Noble

5th Place Robotics at Nationals and 1st Place in Missouri - Sam Hayes, Will Jamison, Jason McMahan, Ryan Noble, and Zoe Priggel

7th Place Engineering at Nationals and 3rd Place in Missouri - Thomas Frakes, Drew Irby, Jaelyn Milam, Luke Moylan, and Mason Prislovsky

8th Place Division I Drawing - Libbie Priggel

8th Place Division I Mixed Media – Beau-Hunter Warren

10th Place Technology - Aubrey Greenwell, Aaliyah Larry, Julianna Noble, Lily Priggel, and Laney Stone

PHS Beta Club originally competed and received awards during their Virtual State Convention held in February 2021. Their victories at the state level provided an opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Convention, held in Orlando, FL, provided all students the opportunity to compete at their comfort level, virtually or on-site. Over 13,000 Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12) students were able to represent their schools in the first National Beta Hybrid Convention.

The 20 awards PHS Beta Club received at the Virtual State Convention and the 7 awards received at the National Convention this year are most received at either level since the Beta Club was founded in 2006.

Portageville High School Beta Club currently has 80 members. The members of the club volunteer at R.A.I.N. food pantry and organize the “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive for our school district each year.

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.