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November 23, 2013

Local schools do well at Beta competition


During campaigning, Fisher said he spent quite a bit of time meeting the other Betas. “I don’t think there was a face I didn’t say hi to,” said Fisher, whose slogan “Finding Fisher” was printed on t-shirts wore by his school Beta members.

“The skit we performed I think also helped with my campaign. Everyone from our school wore the “Finding Fisher” shirts and I think that helped as well.”

Fisher, the son of David Fisher and the late Susan Mangin Bennett and stepson of Lee Bennett, said during his one-year term he plans to educate others about the dangers of radon gas and encourage people to become involved in Relay for Life teams.

In the group talent portion, the Cardinals received third place for their Bruno Mars medley and Aubrey Aldridge received second place in creative writing.

Another academic award for Washington Catholic came in the form of a third place finish in the quiz bowl.

The team consisted of Sam Baker, Armando Ramirez, Tyler Underhill, and Gracen Jarrett.

In addition to May qualifying for the national competition, Aldridge will be competing in the creative writing contest and Jasmine Patel will be competing the acrylic painting category.

Barr-Reeve also had students place in several competitions. Emily Lee (acrylics) and Jenny Killion (charcoal) both earned first places with Lee earning a spot at the National Convention. Three third place finishes were also earned by Barr-Reeve with Maria Colvin (talent), Logan Tedrow (short story), and Zach Tanksley (science).

“As a first year sponsor of Beta, I was amazed by the creativity, the leadership, and the talent of the students — not just Barr-Reeve students but all the students at the convention,” said Dr. Nancy Harrison. “I am extremely proud of the Barr-Reeve students who attended convention. They did an excellent job and they were a fun group to be with.”

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