Dora High Beta Club takes home honors

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/13/17

The Dora High School Beta Club recently took home several awards at the 77th Annual Alabama Beta Convention in Birmingham on March 30-31.

Students from across the state competed for awards in a variety of categories, including language arts, …

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Dora High Beta Club takes home honors

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The Dora High School Beta Club recently took home several awards at the 77th Annual Alabama Beta Convention in Birmingham on March 30-31.

Students from across the state competed for awards in a variety of categories, including language arts, math, agriculture, creative writing and drawing, among other things.

“We won more awards this year than we have in the past,” said Heather Harrison, sponsor of the Beta Club at Dora.

Of the close to 100 members in Dora’s Beta Club, 43 of them were able to participate in the convention.

The school won third place in the banner competition and for quiz bowl, as well as placing second for special talent and for the Spotlight on Service Award. Dora student Catherine Pender won first place for both digital art and recyclable art, while Kensley Sandlin won second place for special talent.

Dora also received the G.O.L.D. Key Award for having at least 10 percent growth in convention attendance.

A number of Dora’s winning students will be able to compete against students from across the United States at the national convention in June.

This year’s convention will be held at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Harrison said it will be a really fun experience for the students who are able to go.

“I’m extremely proud of the students. They did a great job and worked hard. They’re an excellent group,” she said.

Dora High School Principal Paige Abner added that she’s proud of the club’s performance, as well as the way the students support and encourage each other.

“I hope it only gets bigger and better in terms of participation,” Abner said.