Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Living Literature Team Places First at Nationals...Again!

Congratulations to the members of our Jr. Beta Club Living Literature team for placing first at the National Convention held June 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Members of the team included Austyn Carter, Ren Creasy, TJ Johnson, Logan Troutt, Morgan Byrd, Clint Watson and Brandon Hudson. Staffulty members assisting in the project included Tim Copeland, David Custer, Rhonda Custer, Susan Raby, and Tyla Creasy.

The team presented a scene from the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

After a first place finish at the state convention our team was invited to compete at the national convention. To be invited to participate at the national level a team must place in the top three at the state level.

This year marks our school's second year as a participant in this competition. Last year our team placed third at the state level and then first at nationals depicting a scene from the book The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

On a side note...the school was also well represented in other competitions as well. Michael Byrd finished 5th in the national spelling competition, Lexi Leath's wreath captured second place, and our t-shirt and scrapbook took second in their categories, as well. Congratulations to all these deserving students.