On January 25th and 26th of 2019, the Shirley High School Beta Club traveled to Hot Springs to compete in the State Beta Convention. The Beta Club is a group of high achieving students with great enthusiasm to go above and beyond expectations.

After weeks of preparation, including after school practices, the Beta Club brought home three state winning titles. Jesse James won 1st place in the Division II AgriScience competition, Adam Graddy, Jessica Ramer, Ariel Privitt, Layla Armstrong, and Alexis Mascio won 4th place in the Problem Solving Scenario competition with their Back to the Future themed skit, and Savannah Newman, Ashley Green, Brannon Littell, Trista Doty, Jesse James, Reece Jones, and Graysen Berry brought home the 1st place win in the Living Literature competition with their amazing scene from Peter Pan. All three of these winning titles qualify for the National Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 19th through June 22nd.

Nationals is where they will compete against students from all around the United States for a chance of winning top 10. The Shirley Beta Club would appreciate any donations to help get to Oklahoma City this summer.

Feel free to call the Beta Club sponsors Jeff Mannon or Autumn Pruitt at 501-723-8192 and thank you for all your support.