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District's Beta Club students blaze trail to Fort Worth, Texas

PITTSBORO — A host of Chatham County Schools students qualified to compete at the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, in June, after turning in strong performances during the 28th Annual North Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention in February in Greensboro.  

Fundraisers are expected to help offset the cost of getting students to Fort Worth. 

Here’s how the students did in Greensboro:

Bennett School

Kelsey Hussey, Landry Allen — 2-D Design, first place

Courtney Caviness — 3-D Design, fifth place

Matt Murchison, Zane Overman, William Beers, Bristol Ferguson, Ben Wilson, Carter King, Gabby Phillips, Kent Owens — Living Literature second place

Emily Armstrong, Shelley Brooks — Portfolio, second place

Gabby Phillips, Mattie Underwood, Karaleigh Dodson — Book Battle, third place

Mattie Caviness, Woodworking, first place

Kelsey Hussey — Digital Art, second place

Hallie Webster, Matti Caviness — Service Learning Showcase, second place

*Educator Emily Collins, who helps sponsor Bennett's Junior Beta Club, received an award acknowledging 25 years of service.

*Educator Tami Henson, who helps sponsor Bennett's Junior Beta Club, received an award acknowledging 10 years of service.  

J.S. Waters School

Tyler Measamer — Digital Art, first place

Simon Sabbagh — Recyclable Art, third place

Riley Maynor, Shelby Holder — Technology, fifth place

Bonlee School 

Brady Phillips — Solo Talent Competition, fifth place

Chatham Middle School

Kameron Gooch — Black & White Photography Junior, fifth place 

Silk Hope School

Hannah Mitchell — Color Photography Junior, fourth place

Published Feb. 12, 2020