Harrells Christian Academy Junior Betas Win At Nationals
As a new school year approaches, Harrells Christian Academy is celebrating a successful performance at the National Junior Beta Club Convention and the National Senior Beta Club Convention held this summer in Orlando, Fla.
This was the first year Harrells Christian Academy took its fourth and fifth grade qualifying students to the state Jr. Beta Club Convention, held in Greensboro in February. A team must place at the state convention in order to qualify to compete in the national convention.
At nationals, Evan Boussias of Elizabethtown placed second in social studies; Ella Campbell of Elizabethtown placed fifth in black and white photography; Rebekah Bryan of Clinton placed fourth in painting; and Rebekah Bryan, Hudson Griffin, Eli Hardison and Daughtry Jackson, all of Clinton, placed second in convention invention winners. Hudson Griffin also placed sixth in speech.
Advisors for the Jr. Beta Club are Barbara Holowell, Polly Hatcher and Lori Boone.
HCA also sent 30 qualifying competitors to the National Senior Beta Club Convention.
In the Senior Beta events, HCA took fifth place in character skit competition, performed by Abbigail Clark of White Lake, Will Huff of Clinton, Cameron Simpson of Burgaw, Joseph Lee of Atkinson, Madison Tart of Clinton, Gracy Peterson of Garland, Brayden Sutton of Clinton, and Miranda Wells of Rose Hill. Additionally, Will Huff placed fifth in trading pins, and current NC state Beta Vice President Cameron Tyler of Elizabethtown placed second in his campaign skit for national vice president. The Crusaders won the “People’s Choice” Award for Service Snapshot, and placed in the top ten nationally for Advertising Design and Fresh Look at Beta.
Graduating senior Will Huff was recognized for being the recipient of a $1,000 Beta scholarship, and Harrells science teacher Ruth Ann Parker was honored for her service as NC State Sponsor-elect for two years and for her future service as State Sponsor (this year and next).