Members from FRA Elementary and Junior Beta Clubs are celebrating their recent participation in the Louisiana Division State Conventions. They were announced as winners of the following competitions:
Elementary Division: 5th Grade Creative Writing, 4th Place – Maddie Kay Langlois and 5th Grade English Language Arts 4th Place – Maddie Kay Langlois
Junior Division: Drawing 1st Place – 8th grader Matthew Graffeo.
Typically, National Beta State Conventions bring together students from across the state to compete in a variety of competitions ranging from academic and STEM-based to visual and performing arts. While State Convention, originally planned to be held in Lafayette, LA was cancelled for in-person competitions due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members worked hard while taking online tests and preparing competition submissions for their Virtual Convention. Their victories at the state level provide the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during summer 2021.
“I am so proud of the students and all the hard work and dedication they demonstrated during this difficult year. The slogan this year is ‘IT ALL BEGAN WITH BETA’.
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/Elementary Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.