District Five students win awards during SC Beta Convention

Lexington-Richland School District Five students earned numerous awards at the South Carolina Division: Senior Beta State Convention.

National Beta State Convention allows students the opportunity to compete in various academic and STEM-based, virtual, and performing arts competitions. State Convention was offered as a hybrid event. This gave students the opportunity to compete either virtually or onsite at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina depending on their level of comfort. These victories at the state level provide an opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY during the summer of 2023.

They were announced as winners of the following competitions:

Drawing Division 1
2nd Place: Logan Rollins (Dutch Fork High)

French: 9th Grade
3rd Place: Riya Hegde (Dutch Fork High)

Math: 10th Grade
1st Place: Jennifer Liu (Dutch Fork High)

Math: 11th Grade
1st Place: Andy Yang (Dutch Fork High)

Painting Division 1
3rd Place: Allie Wetmore (Chapin High)

Poetry Division 1
2nd Place: Jennifer Liu (Dutch Fork High)

Science: 11th Grade
3rd Place: Seigo Maeda (Dutch Fork High)

Science: 12th Grade
3rd Place: Ebonee Davis (Dutch Fork High)

Social Studies: 10th Grade –
2nd Place: William Wang (Dutch Fork High)

Spanish: 11th Grade
2nd Place: Shantal Rodriguez Brito (Dutch Fork High)

Spanish: 12th grade
2nd Place: Sebastian Bakker (Dutch Fork High)

1st Place: Olivia Meihofer (Dutch Fork High)

Biomedical Health Science
3rd Place: Aamina Azhar (Dutch Fork High)

“These students are amazing,” said Kelly Eckstrom, Dutch Fork High School Beta Club Advisor. “There seems to be no limit to what they can achieve. All these awards are the result of effective teachers throughout Dutch Fork High School. But a lot of the credit belongs to the parents of these students.”

With more than 500,000 active members and 9,000 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.