GREENSBORO — National Beta members from Rockingham Middle School are celebrating their recent participation in the N.C. Junior Beta Hybrid State Convention. They were announced as winners of the following competitions: ELA, Social Studies, Quiz Bowl Written, Quiz Bowl Oral, Trading Pin, Recyclable Arts, and Wood Working.
National Beta State Convention allows students the opportunity to compete in various academic and STEM-based, virtual and performing arts competitions. This year, State Convention was offered as a hybrid event. This gave students the opportunity to compete either virtually or onsite at Four Seasons, Greensboro depending on their level of comfort. These victories at the state level provides an opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, during Summer 2022.
The following placed at the State level and will compete at the National level in June:
- ELA 8th Grade- 1st place – Anthony Bastida
- Social Studies 6th Grade – 4th place – Charles Munn
- Quiz Bowl written – 5th place – Anthony Bastida, Tristan Bullard, Kellie English and Taylor Steele
- Quiz Bowl oral – 4th place – Anthony Bastida, Tristan Bullard, Kellie English and Taylor Steele
- Recycable Arts – 5th place – Kayleigh Thrower
- Wood Working-4th place – Ashton Mabe
- Trading Pin – 1st place – D.J. Gainey
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.
D.J. Gainey placed first in Club Trading Pin.
Ashton Mabe placed fourth in Woodworking.
Charles Munn placed fourth in Sixth-grade Social Studies.
Kayleigh Thrower placed fifth in Recyclable Art.