Forty-seven Watson Chapel High School Beta Club members attended the Arkansas State Beta Convention from Jan. 24-26 in Hot Springs and did well in several areas of competition.
Junior Shekinah Alexander ran for state vice president against nine other students from schools across the state and was elected to the post. She made a two-minute speech and a one-minute campaign skit.
The Watson Chapel group chose “What Does the Fox Say?” by Ylvis as the theme of the campaign. The skit placed first in the skit competition, beating 26 schools. Shekinah incorporated the fox’s positive characteristics into her speech. Shekinah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Alexander of Pine Bluff.
Watson Chapel Quiz Bowl won first place and an invitation to compete at the National Beta Club Convention in June in Richmond, Va.
Beta Club Scrapbook won third place in its competition. The theme of the scrapbook was “Oh the Thinks Betas Think,” using Dr. Seuss pictures and quotes throughout the book. It featured a picture and biography of each senior Beta Club member, club initiation, service projects and various activities.
Senior Eric Williams placed second in the English academic competition, and senior Andrew Fleming placed second in the social studies academic competition, qualifying them to compete at the National Convention.
WCHS Beta Club sponsors are head sponsor Kay Toole and Leigh Eggleton, Tracey Trafford, Meggan Murphy and Ronette Metcalf.