Beta Club Headed to Nationals

Submitted by Shenell R. Deville, Principal

Once again Red River Elementary School (RRES) Beta students are eligible for Nationals that will take place in Fort Worth, Texas in June 2020.

National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. This year, RRES club consists of 22 fifth grade students. They attended the State convention on January 28 and 29 in Lafayette, LA. 

RRES placed 5th overall in the Songfest competition. There were 39 total entries. For this competition, students performed an original, choreographed routine based on the theme of the competition. This year’s theme is “Beta as Far as You Can See.” The song included lyrics like, “Look left and you’ll see, a Beta who’s just like me! There Betas as far as you can see like you and me, making the world the best it can be!” (Pictured – students on stage preparing to perform)

RRES placed 1st overall in the Two-Dimensional Design competition. For this competition, 1 or 2 students work collaboratively to create an original design based on the theme of the year. Morgan Housley designed the banner and independently presented it in a room filled with other competitors. Per the rules of the competition, only the student is able to remain in the room for the judging process. She answered questions posed by the judges and remained with the banner exhibiting confidence and poise. (Pictured- Morgan Housley, 5th Grader with her Banner.)

Last year RRES BETA earned 2nd place title in Songfest competition at the state level and 2nd place at National level in Oklahoma City. This was a first for the district.  This is the 3rd year that RRES had the Beta Program, and for the 2019-2020 school year, the sponsors are Tiffany Williams and Megan Inman, both 5th grade teachers. 

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