CMS, CHS, Blythe-Bower students receive awards at BETA Conference in Nashville

Several students across Cleveland City Schools participated in the annual Tennessee Beta Club Convention during Thanksgiving break in Nashville! National Beta State Convention allows students the opportunity to compete in various academic STEM-based, virtual, and performing arts competitions. 

Blythe-Bower Elementary School 

Students involved in Blythe-Bower's Beta Club participated in the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention. Fourteen students traveled to Nashville to compete in a variety of areas such as   Color Photography, Woodworking, Drawing, Engineering, and 5th-grade Academic Testing Areas like Writing, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

AWARDS: In the Engineering category, Blythe-Bower placed 5th. In the Color Photography category, Brantley Salyer placed 1st. In the Drawing category, Jocelyn Silva placed 5th. In the Woodworking category, Brantley Salyer placed 5th. 

Cleveland Middle School

This visit marked CMS's Beta Club's 5th straight State Convention and the first “golden key” growth year due to Covid. Students not only placed in the top 5 against students across the state of Tennessee, but they also earned a spot at the Nationals in June! 

AWARDS: In the Apparel Design category, CMS placed 3rd. In the Onsite Art Drawing category, Ellie placed 1st. In the Painting category, Maddie placed 5th. In the Poetry category, Hattie placed 1st. In the Recyclable Art category, Graceyn placed 5th. In the 6th Grade Science category, Isabel placed 2nd.  In the 7th Grade Science category, Jimmy placed 3rd. In the 8th Grade Science category, Grace took 1st place. In the Sculpture category, Tessa placed 5th. In the 6th Grade Spanish category, Jimmy placed 3rd. In the 7th Grade Spanish category, Laitana placed 3rd. 

"I’m so thankful for sponsors and parents/teachers who also helped chaperone and prep for this event. Cleveland Beta is not just about competition, but servant leadership. In March, the club is planning a service work day at SPCA and will continue to do our monthly School Beautification projects," Aileen Creel said. "These students show Raider pride as they excel academically and become the next generation of leaders!"

Cleveland High School 

This year the Beta Club has two brand new sponsors that heard members' pleas to participate in the State Convention. The members quickly sprang into action to select 11 events they would compete in!

AWARDS: The Club had placements in two competitions, Kennin Featherngill was Top 8 in Spelling Bee, and Natalie Clark was Top 5 in the 10th Grade Science Academic tests. 

"This is the first time the club has participated in a convention in many years and the members that participated in person came back excited about next year already planning their attack on the competitions they want to enter," Destinee Joiner said. "We look forward to seeing the club's accomplishments grow!"

Students placed in the Top 5 at Convention will now advance on to the next level this summer in Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the National Level!

We are very proud and excited for our students!