Washington County middle schoolers bring home BETA Club honors

Vernon Middle School students pose with their awards at the National BETA Club State Convention in Florida. [CONTRIBUTED]

Staff Report

Students at both Washington County middle schools participated in the National BETA Club’s Florida State Convention on Friday, and many took home some of the event’s top awards.

Students from Vernon Middle School took home five fist-place awards, four second-place awards and three third-place awards.
“We are so proud of these students and their accomplishments! They represented Vernon Middle School well.” the school wrote in a Facebook post Friday afternoon.
Students at Roulhac Middle School left with four first-place finishes and three second-place finishes.
Kayson Hawkins of Vernon Middle School was elected state Jr. Beta vice president.

Competition results

Vernon Middle School

Group Competitions
1st — Service Learning Showcase
1st — 2D Design
1st — Apparel Design
1st — Robotics
2nd Songfest — VMS Jr. Beta Club
2nd — Campaign Skit
3rd — Portfolio
Individual Competitions
Best in Show, Art — Nylah Brown
1st Painting — Nylah Brown
2nd Solo/Duo/Trio Instrumental — Christian Burger
2nd Pottery — Kylie Harrison
3rd Onsite Painting — Nylah Brown
3rd Speech — Christian Burger
3rd 7th grade Language Arts — Maddox Markham
VMS Beta was also awarded the G.O.L.D. Key Award for at least 10% growth in convention attendance.

Roulhac Middle School

Group Competitions
1st — Songfest Group Competition
1st — Performing Arts Group (Alexis Hanger, Sydney Corbin, Aubrey Deal, Kenna Ellis, Rebecca Patton, Ava Stewart, Addison Richter)
Individual Competitions
1st  Drawing — Chailert Egan
1st Recyclable Art — Alexis Hanger
2nd Spelling Bee — Mathyis Kelly
2nd 7th Grade Science — Grayson Martin
2nd Performing Arts Vocalist — Marlaina Register