South Fulton Beta members fare well at state convention
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 04.29.13
Several South Fulton High School Beta Club members recently attended the Beta state convention in Nashville.
The SF club members in attendance were Grace Bruner, Harrison Fry, Tori Gammon, Morgan Martin, Taylor Martin, Emily McCartney, Clare McConnell and Hayley Pilcher.
They were accompanied by sponsors Brandi Cantrell, Lori Martin and Tammy Sisson.
The club hosted officers from other states that had chosen to visit the Tennessee state convention by helping to make their arrangements for them.
Taylor Martin served as Tennessee’s vice president and was awarded one of the top scholarships Beta has to offer. He was the only student in the state to receive one of the five top scholarships.
Miss Bruner gave a speech about service for inspiration in one of the meetings and placed third in the oratory competition.
Various members competed in other academic competitions, such as quiz bowl and history. Fry was presented with the John W. Harris Award and given an invitation to Broyhill Leadership Academy. He was one of 25 recipients and the only one from Tennessee.
The awards were not limited to the students, though. Mrs. Cantrell walked away with the prestigious Sponsor of the Year award for the state. She also gained an opportunity to become the national Sponsor of the Year.
The club won first-place awards in both the banner and scrapbook competitions.
Ginna Bennett was the artist of South Fulton’s Beta Club who designed and painted the banner. She also painted the cover for the scrapbook. Her handiwork has been recognized in previous years at the national level.
Both the banner and scrapbook awards were accompanied by an invitation to attend national competition in Mobile, Ala., in June.
Editor’s note: SFHS students Emily McCartney and Taylor Martin provided information for this story.