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Anna High School Beta Members Participate in State Competition

Anna, Texas, February 26, 2021–National Beta members from Anna High School are celebrating their recent participation in the Texas Senior Virtual State Convention. They were announced as winners of the following competitions:  

State Runner-Up- Trading Pin: Araceli Cano, Madi Frazier, and Abi Katke 

State Runner-Up- Service-Learning Showcase: Araceli Cano, Madi Frazier, and Abi Katke 

State Runner-Up-Apparel Design: Kristine Le, Cat Nguyen, and Cadence Reynolds 

State Runner-Up- Freshman Problem Solving: Nate Carpenter, Lorena Meija Martinez, Leeah Heaslett 

State Runner-Up-Division 2 B&W Photography: Justin Muthaka 

State Runner-Up-Division 2 Painting: Maia Schmidt   

3rd Place 12th Grade Math: Jacob Thompson 

3rd Place 12th Grade Science: Jeffrey Lewis 

3rd Place-Division 2 Color Photography: Justin Muthaka 

In addition, one of the sponsors, Mrs. Stephanie Bristol, was officially recognized as the new Texas Senior State Sponsor-Elect.  

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 Grapevine, TX, was canceled 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.   

“Mrs. Gonzalez and I are beyond proud of all of our members who participated. They worked countless hours in the evenings and weekends to prepare and compete on a virtual level. We have some amazingly talented Beta Members!” said Mrs. Stephanie Bristol about their recent accomplishments.  

Anna High School Beta Club currently has 46 active members in their local club. Their club was first founded in 1961 and has been recognized by National Beta as a School of Merit. AHS Beta Club runs several service projects each semester. This year, members have participated in several drives for local organizations and they are currently working on creating heart "lovies" for the NICU at Children’s Hospital in Plano. AHS Beta has received several state and national awards over the last few years. Their current sponsors are Mrs. Stephanie Bristol and Mrs. Ana Gonzalez.  

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 Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.

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