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November 23, 2013

Local schools do well at Beta competition


Washington High School garnered first place finishes in scrapbook, ceramics, French, and talent. “The scrapbook provides short biographies of each club member,” said Laura Schilling, sponsor.”It also highlights the club’s service within the community and its fundraising efforts.”

Individual first places were earned by Maria Barco (ceramics), Juan Vicente (French), and the talent group of Clay Hatton, Ashlyn Stoll, and Madison Igleheart. “Clay and Ashlyn sang ‘True Colors’ while Madison gave a dramatic performance in front of a vibrant backdrop painted by Rebecca Guthrie,” said Schilling.

Second places went to Taylor Killion (ceramics), Drew McCarthy (metal sculpture), Fabian Becerra (Spanish), and Bailey Kendall (English). Third places were earned by Ben Lambert (social studies) and Natalya Meinhart (oratory).

Hatton also ran as a candidate for state office.

His slogan was “Keep it classy with Clay.” Hatton, with the help of his campaign manager, Jake Wilson, and other Beta s earned first place for the campaign booth and second place for campaign skit.

“The club is eligible to submit the scrapbook and banner to the National Convention,” Schilling said.

Other Washington Betas eligible to compete at Nationals include Becerra, Kendall, Lambert, Hatton, Stoll and Igleheart.

North Daviess Beta first year Beta sponsor Monika Glade’s students also fared well at the state convention earning first places in agriculture, science, and philanthropy.

Individuals earning first place include Jessa Newby (agriculture) and Wyatt Shafer (science).

This marked the 11th year in a row that the North Daviess Betas earned top philanthropy honors. The club, with the help of the community raised $4,500.

Second place finishes went to Kirsten Madsen (French) and Renee Rink (spotlight display that promotes the club). Carrie Winklepleck earned third place in scrapbook.

Newby, Madsen and Shafer are now eligible to compete in their respective events at the national event.

All members of Beta can attend the National Convention but only those who qualify may compete in the various contests and competitions.

The Beta National Convention will be held June 25 through 28 at the Richmond, Va., Marriott and Richmond Convention Center.

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