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LBMS students qualify for National Beta competition


The 2023-2024 Beta theme, “Beta: A Voyage of Adventure,” is a fitting description for the seven Long Beach Middle School (LBMS) students who qualified to compete at the national level this summer in Savannah, Georgia.

The local Beta Club members secured their spots to compete in Beta’s National Convention 2024 after competing, and winning, in academic and performing arts events at the 2024 Junior Beta State Convention in mid-February.

LBMS winners who qualified are Ayden Tichenor and Jake Blackhurst, who were awarded first place in the Performing Arts Solo, Duo, Trio competition; -Emily Ao, who won fourth place in seventh-grade math; Kara Williamson, who placed fourth in the Sculpture category; Avery Kittle, who was awarded fifth place in Accessory Design; Isabella Cornette, who secured third place in Quilling; and Silas Pingul, who placed second in Fiber Arts.

During the national convention, attendees will get to explore Savannah, take part in national exhibitions, participate in the Beta Serves Project and celebrate the achievements of other Betas. These students will also compete in their respective categories for the chance to win first place on the national stage at the annual convention in June.