New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024

New Kent students earn berths to Junior BETA national convention

By Community Member | March 2, 2023 10:16 pm

Members of New Kent Middle School's Junior BETA Club pose together after having success at the state competition.

Students from New Kent Elementary and New Kent Middle School Junior BETA clubs performed valiantly at the state convention in Hampton.

Between the two schools, more than 30 awards in various categories that included academics, visual arts, and more were judged at the competition.

First place winners from New Kent Middle School are Savannah Burrell (7th Grade Language Arts), Jeremiah Martin (6th Grade Science), Sebastian Yates (8th Grade Science), the trio of Scarlet Rodgers, Abigail Beatty, and Savannah Burrell (Book Battle), the group of Hayden Loving, Hannah Stevens, Kendall White, Skylar Weedon, and Kelsey Sutton (Marketing & Communication), Paige Richards (Two Dimensional Design), Claire Richards (Mixed Media), Mia Forbes (Performing Arts Junio Solo, Duo, Trio- Variety Act), and James Burrell (Spelling Bee).

Second place winners from New Kent Middle School are Owen Stroop (7th Grade Math), Paige Richards (6th Grade Social Studies), Landon Evans (8th Grade Spanish), Lia Maltese (Digital Art), and Jeremiah Martin (Hand drawn Anime). Third place winners are Rylan Opett (7th Grade Social Studies), Aubrey Loucks (7th Grade Spanish), the group of Chandler Ashley, Ryan Griffith, Abram Scott, Tobey Davis, and Jamie Martin (Engineering), Alyssa Luntzer (Three- Dimensional Design), Kaylyn Clements (Jewelry), and Abigail Beatty (Quilling).

First place winners from New Kent Elementary School are the group of Ethan Shannon, Mya Forrest, Skylar Parnell, and Thomas Ballengee (3D Design), Grant Evans (Drawing), Sebastian Beckner (Digital Art), Susie Terry (Black and White Photography), Colton Simmons (4th Grade Social Studies), Ethan Shannon (5th Grade Social Studies), and Grady Fleischman (4th Grade Math).

Second place winners from New Kent Elementary School are the trio of Lily Jenkins, Lily Cruciotti, and Ilyssa Allen (Book Battle), Nicole Dallaire (Painting), Charlotte Ramsey (4th Grade Language Arts), and Harrison Rodgers (5th Grade Math). Lucas Gould placed third in 4th Grade Science.

Participants who placed in the top three will compete in the Jr. Beta National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, this upcoming June.

New Kent Elementary School’s Junior BETA Club members hold their plaques proudly after their performance in state competition.