National Recognition for Elementary School Beta Club

From Principal Shenell Deville.

Red River Elementary School (RRES) BETA students were invited to compete in the National Songfest Competition due to our 2nd place award in the State Competition in January 2019.  RRES competed against 11 other schools across the United States and placed 2nd for the National Songfest competition in Oklahoma City, OK on Saturday evening, June 15.  BETA participants consisted of nineteen 5th Grade Students.

Because of our 2nd place award during the State Competition, we were able to select five of our students as Premier Performers to perform during  the opening general session on Saturday evening, June 15. They performed with other BETA students from different states. RRES Premier Performers were Makilah Murphy, Fa’Dasia Demery, Malique Smith, Kinya Gray, and Ja’skyla Williams. 

Along with participating in the competition, BETA Ball, and other convention activities during our five-day trip, students, district chaperones, and traveling parents had some fun exploring the Myriad Botanical Gardens, playing arcade games, bowling, and laser tag at Main Event, shopping and movies at the Quail Springs Mall next to the hotel, and  grilling hotdogs and swimming in the pool area of the hotel.

This is RRES second year with a BETA club, and we are strategically planning for the 2019-2020 BETA activities, academic and talented state competitions, and the membership process for students.  In the Spring of 2017, I charged Mrs. Tiffany Williams to establish an Elementary BETA Club. I  am thankful for her efforts along with Mrs. Ranette Crockett-Smith, 5th grade teacher who has assisted Mrs. Williams with preparing our students for their competitions and planning fundraisers to make this National win for the Parish of Red River possible.

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