3 Jr. Beta Club members compete at National Convention; 2 students place in Top 20 in nation

Three Grayson County Middle School Beta Club Students competed at the National Junior Beta Convention which was held at the Walt Disney World Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.

They earned spots in the competition by winning the state completion earlier in the year — Amanda Fulp placed second in state competition in written Science Assessment, AJ Scanlon placed first in Technology and Sarah Kiper came in second in the Handmade Jewelry competition.

Over 20,000 attended the National Convention.

“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, and we would like to thank all of the community businesses and individuals that provided donations and support to make it happen for these hard working students” Club sponsor Nancy Sims said.

The three students had great showings at the national competition, as well, with Fulp placing 13th in the nation in written science assessment and AJ Scanlon placing 18th in Technology.

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Beta’s mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among today’s youth.


(Photo — l to r — Sarah Kiper, Amanda Fulp, AJ Scanlon)
(Photo courtesy of Grayson County Schools)