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Rockingham Middle School students earn honors at National Beta Convention

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Team members Addison Massey, Cash Monroe, Yesenia Garcia, Tyson Holloway, Lily Wilson, Catherine Dennis, Sophia Razon and Bobbie Faircloth won first in the Rapid Response Challenge Team members Addison Massey, Cash Monroe, Yesenia Garcia, Tyson Holloway, Lily Wilson, Catherine Dennis, Sophia Razon and Bobbie Faircloth won first in the Rapid Response Challenge Contributed photos

ROCKINGHAM — Some of the most highly ranked academic students from across the nation gathered in June in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the National Junior Beta Club Convention, where Rockingham Middle School students competed against the best and the brightest and honorably placed as national finalists. 


The Rockets placed first in the Rapid Response Challenge where teams engaged in creative and critical thinking challenges while applying collaborative leadership skills, and effective communication to produce a result or response in an allotted time. Team members included Addison Massey, Cash Monroe, Yesenia Garcia, Tyson Holloway, Lily Wilson, Catherine Dennis, Sophia Razon, and Bobbie Faircloth. 

Rising seventh graders, Cash Monroe, placed in both science and sculpture, while Joe Parsons placed sixth in woodworking.

Joe Parsons kneels beside his sixth-place entry in the Woodworking competition.

 

The national awards presented to Rockingham Middle School Betas is a capstone of a long list of academic and visual arts honors for this organization. 

To be invited to the National Beta Convention and qualify for competition, students must place in state competitions that were held earlier in the 2018-2019 school year in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

National Beta is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. Participants are encouraged to interact, share project ideas, and showcase their leadership abilities with fellow Beta students. 

Cash Monroe placed in two individual events: Science and Sculpture.