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. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Seventy-six members of the Rockingham Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the 27th Annual Junior Beta Convention at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro held on Feb. 4-6, 2019. Members of the club competed in the following competitions:

Jewelry Making, Recyclable art, Woodworking, Sculpture, Fiber Art, Two -dimensional design, Three-dimensional design, Songfest, Living Literature, Portfolio, Apparel design, Photography, Mixed media, Service Learning Showcase, and Special Talent.

Academic competitions included Engineering, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Robotics, Marketing and Communications, Poetry, Battle of the Books, Quiz Bowl, Creative Writing, and Speech.

The Rockets had success in numerous competitions including the following:

FIRST PLACE    

Science

Cash Monroe

Woodworking

Joe Parsons

Recylable Art

Yesenia Garcia                     

Addison Massey

Sophia Razon

Catherine Dennis

Joy Styles

Jackie Zapata

Bobbie Faircloth

Fiber Art

Lily Wilson    

SECOND PLACE 

Social Studies

Rachel Pattan

Digital Photography

Rygan Talbert

Sculpture

Cash Monroe

FOURTH PLACE

Portfolio

Molly Erwin

Tyson Holloway

Savannah Jordan

Walker Lambeth

Kayleigh Leviner

Ayden Mabe

Ashley Murphy

Haley White

FIFTH PLACE

Math

Savannah Jordan

Joe Parsons

 

In addition to student competitions, the statewide gathering included conference meetings, officer elections and guest speakers. Leadership Representative Zane Searcy also helped facilitate the sessions and collaborated with on-site projects.

The National Junior Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among secondary students.  

The 2019 National Junior Beta Convention is slated for June 15-18, 2019, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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ROCKINGHAM — Magic was in the air at 415 Wall St. Monday morning as the students and staff of Rockingham Middle School gathered inside of Kate Finley Auditorium for the school’s annual Fine Arts Festival.

Originating under the leadership of Dr. John Langley, former principal of the then-Rockingham Junior High, this festival was born out of an observed necessity to expose area students to arts and culture that existed in surrounding areas of North Carolina and across the globe.

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ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina’s First Lady got a glimpse of Richmond County’s public education system Thursday as she toured Rockingham Middle School.

Kristin Cooper was led around the campus by Principal Theresa Gardner and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman, making short stops in various classrooms while teachers instructed in language arts, social studies, math and music.

After visiting the old-school auditorium, the governor’s wife briefly joined the chorus class, singing, clapping and swaying her hips to the song.

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ROCKINGHAM - Rockingham Middle School is up to some great things early this school year, and its latest project includes painting up the desire to better the school’s morale and inspire its students.

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ROCKINGHAM – For the sixth straight season, a championship photo will be hung in Rockingham Middle School’s gymnasium commemorating its Lady Rockets volleyball team.

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