Beta Club seeks donations for nationals after success at state

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By Sarah Lourcey
CMHS Beta Club


The Chiefland High School Senior Beta Club, with encouragement from Beta sponsor Stacy Drummond and chaperone Jan Flemming, sent twelve members to Orlando in January for the Florida Senior State Beta Convention, and came away with four awards, including a pair of state championships by sophomore Reagan Hudson and a couple of top-3 honors in team competitions.

The club is now seeking funds through GoFundMe to support a trip to the National Beta Convention in June in Savannah, Georgia.

The state convention features students from all over Florida competing in numerous competitions, ranging from purely academic to talent oriented.

Hudson competed in individual competitions, which tests students’ knowledge on different academic subjects, in Agriculture and Science, and placed first in both.

Hudson and her club teammates – senior Sarah Lourcey; senior Sydney Allen; senior Victoria Hutson; senior Nathan McFann; senior Alain Olivera; senior Jared Twombly; junior Paul Holland; junior Victoria Thompson; sophomore Jessey Manalastas; sophomore Emma Ronchetti; and sophomore Brianna Frost – took second place in Living Literature, a competition in which a team has to construct a scene from a book and stand completely still as the characters for five minutes at a time. The team recreated a scene from the book “The Boy in The Striped Pajamas.”

The Beta Club also competed in Advertising Design, where the team had to create two visual designs around a prompt that was given by the proctor. The team of Hutson, Lourcey, Holland and Manalastas placed third in the event.

All of these students will proceed to Nationals in Savannah to compete again in these competitions against other schools all across the country.

To help the Beta Club fund its trip, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/chieflandbeta.