Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Blue Ridge Middle Beta Club Wins State First Place Title
Blue Ridge Middle School brought home three first place ribbons and three third place awards at the South Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention held in Myrtle Beach last week.
The Quiz Bowl Team, comprised of Amy Barnette, Addie Callahan, Campbell Davenport, Jake Holland, won first place honors. Caleigh Terry served as an alternate on the team.
The competition began with a written round and then the top four teams were selected for the semifinals and finals. Blue Ridge Middle defeated Riverside Middle in the semifinals and Wren Middle in the finals. The Blue Ridge Middle team will be invited to compete at the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Mobile, Alabama in June.
The Poster Design Team also took first place. The team was given 60 minutes, a set of eight colored markers, and the theme "Charity." The design featured the words "Helping Hands, Helping Hearts" and showed the word Charity in the center of a heart formed out of helping hands. Team members are Kandra Aho, Camryn Barnes, Bailey Black, and Shana Pereira.
Blue Ridge Middle took another first place ribbon in the Banner competition. The banner, featuring the keys of Beta Club (character, leadership, service, and achievement), will be on display in the school hallway.
Addie Callahan took third place in the state on the Language Arts test. Addie finished with the same score as the first and second place finishers, but they completed the timed test in less time than Addie.
Samantha Hartley took third place in the Black and White Photography, and Micah Arms took third place in Color Photography. Both students’ works will be displayed in the school office.