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GHS Beta Club Wins Big at State Convention

GHS Beta Club Wins Big at State Convention

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Seventy three of the GHS Beta Club recently attended the State Beta Convention in Hot Springs and came home with six top rankings.    These six first place awards are the most GHS has ever won!   Over eighty different Arkansas schools participated in the academic, oratory and fine arts competitions with nearly 2000 Arkansas sophomores, juniors and seniors attending the convention.

The first place awards were earned by Denver Eagar in Science, Taylor Daggett in Pencil Drawing, Alexis Looper in Oratory (her speech was about the use of cell phones), Colton Sims in Social Studies and Cherise Robison reported on the Veterans Day Assembly and activities with GHS taking first place in the Officers Service Award category.

GHS Beta “Stompers”

GHS Beta “Stompers”

Greenwood also won 1st place in the group talent contest for the seventh year in a row with their “Walk of Life” presentation.   Vocalists Landon Phillips and Lauren Walker accompanied by Walker Bedell on the drums, Sam Synoground  and Will Tedford on  guitar and Maggie George on the keyboard, started the presentation with the Paolo Nutini song, “New Shoes” .   This was followed by the Nancy Sinatra hit,  “These Boots are Made for Walking” sung by Darynne Dahlem and acting by castaway beaus, Tanner Cooper, Conner Ciesla, Will Johnson and Reid Wheeler.  The third part of the number “I’m Gonna Be” also known as “Walk 500 Miles”  was presented by vocalists, Will Tedford and Lauren Walker with “walkers” in various stages of life:  James Salee – Old Man,  Danae Lewis – Graduate, Lindsey Allen – new mom,  John Sisco – Walking Dead, Callie Harmon – sleep walker,   Olivia Austin – Speed Walker,  Kaley Collins – catwalk model,  Jessica Reed and Sarah Lasiter –  protesters walking a picket line and Bridget Milam – Dorothy walking the Yellow Brick Road.    A “precision stomp  routine” followed  with Nikala Bacon, Walker Bedell on drums, Jessica Caple, Maddison Carrol, Becca Cox, Lexie France, Paxton Gillespie,  Hannah Hesslen, Haley Hickey, Kathryn Horn, Crissa Johnson, Emily Jones, Claire Keisling, Avery Melton, Abbie Moore, Mackenzie Mullikin, Torie Ollar, Haley Palmer,  Jennah Passmore, Kayla Reed, Sarah Robbins Cherise Robison, Jordan Robison, Emma Shortes, Jessica Seiter, Ashton Spencer,  Victoria Taylor, Kiki Vernon, Macy Webb and Story Whitson.  The stomp routine was choreographed by Macy Webb and Story Whitson.   The talent ended with the Dire Straits hit “Walk of Life” sung by Christian Griffith and Lauren Walker with a dance rourtine by the stompers.  Special thanks goes to Mr. Ben Smaltz and his Construction Tech classes for helping with the backdrop for the presentation.

The GHS Beta Quiz Bowl team of Eli LaSalle – Captain, Denver Eagar, Christian Griffith, Peyton Short and Clay Watts placed fifth on the team test.

All academic winners and the group talent winners will represent Arkansas at the National Beta Convention this summer in Nashville, Tennessee.

Beta Secretary Candidate – Jax Burgess.

Beta Secretary Candidate – Jax Burgess.

GHS also campaigned for State Beta Secretary with junior,  Jax Burgess as their candidate. To encourage voters to support his candidacy he used the campaign slogan “Get Beta Fit”.  His campaign skit was designed by Lindsey Allen with “Hans and Franz” encouraging students to get “Beta Fit” by exercising to the Taylor Swift hit “Shake it Off”.  The skit finished third of the twenty-four schools participating in the campaign skit category.  Skit “fitness” participants were :  Lindsey Allen, Olivia Austin, Nikala Bacon,  Walker Bedell,  Conner Ciesla, Tanner Cooper, Darynne Dahlem,  Jamie Fletcher, Lexie France, Christian Griffith, Gavin Heller, Will Johnson, Danae  Lewis, Avery Melton,  Abbie Moore, Tori Ollar, Haley Palmer, Kayla Reed, Cherise Robison, Jordan Robison, James Salee,  Peyton Short, Emma Shortes, Jessica Seiter,  Ashton Spencer, Daniel Stockton, Will Tedford, Kiki Vernon, Reid Wheeler and Emily Williamson.

Beta members participating in the academic competitions were Eli LaSalle – Math, Hope Frost  – Spelling, Creative Writing – Trevor Nixon, Spanish – Peyton Coffman,  Taylor Daggett – Banner , and  Kayla Barrow – English.  Other Beta members who had earned enough service points to attend the convention were Brandi Gabbard, Olivia Patterson, Jerrod Powell, Joseph Schneider, Maddie Steward and Logan Zeiler.

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