THS: Beta Convention

THS Beta Convention
Posted on 03/22/2021

Tunstall High Beta Club/Beta Members Participate (27) in State Competition Dry Fork, VA 3/18/21 –National Beta members from Tunstall High are celebrating their recent participation in the Virginia Senior Division Virtual State Convention. They were announced as winners of the following competitions:

Club Trading Pin- Champion
Freshmen Problem Solving 2nd (Bobbie French, Carlie Marshall, Logan McGuire)
Marketing and Communications Champions (Taylor Dodson, Mackenzie Harris, Dallas Younger)
Apparel Design- 2nd Character Performance-Champions (Derek Dallas, Taylor Dodson, Braeden Barber, Jackson Boles)
Service Learning Showcase- Champions (Leara Slattery, Charles Nickens III)
Three Dimensional Design- Champion (Luke Mills)
Two Dimensional Design- 2nd (Brandon Harris and Addyson Hunsicker)
Campaign Skit- Champion (Zach Payne, Braeden Barber, Derek Dallas, Brandon Harris, Chaz Nickens, Taylor Dodson, Dallas Younger, Addyson Hunsicker, Mackenzie Harris)
Best of Show Division II (11-12)
Visual Arts- Brandon Harris
Agriscience 10th- Mackenzie Harris 2nd
Agriscience 12th- Derek Dallas 3rd
Black and White Photography Div 1-Mackenzie Harris 3rd Drawing Div II- Brandon Harris Champion
Fiber Arts Div I- Mackenzie Harris 2nd
Fiber Arts Div II- Elizabeth Lee 3rd Jewelry
Div I- Addyson Hunsicker
2nd Language Arts 10th- Emma Dowdy Champion Language Arts 12th- Miranda Cochran
3rd Math 9th- Carlie Marshall 2nd
Math 10th- Zachary Payne 3rd
Math 11th- Landon Jones 3rd
Math 12th Cameran Marshall
3rd Mixed Media Div I- Emma Dowdy 2nd
Mixed Media Div II- Tatalia Preston 3rd
Onsite Drawing Div 1-Emma Dowdy Champion
Onsite Painting Div I- Addyson Hunsicker 2nd
Painting Div I- Emma Dowdy Champion
Poetry Division I- Leara Slattery 2nd
Recycled Art Div I- Addyson Hunsicker Champion
Science 10th grade- Dallas Younger 3rd
Science 9th grade- Logan McGuire Champion
Sculpture Div I- Emma Dowdy Champion
Sculpture Div II- Jackson Boles 2nd
Social Studies 10th- Luke Mills Champion
Social Studies 12th- Jackson Kime Champion
Spanish 10th- Braeden Barber 2nd
Speech Div 1- Taylor Dodson
2nd Speech Div 2- Derek Dallas 2nd
Woodworking Div I- Luke Mills Champion
Woodworking Div II- Jack Donahue 2nd

Typically, National Beta State Conventions bring together students from across the state to compete in a variety of competitions ranging from academic and STEM-based to visual and performing arts. While State Convention, originally planned to be held in Hampton, VA was cancelled for in-person competitions due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members worked hard while taking online tests and preparing competition submissions for their Virtual Convention. Their victories at the state level provide the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Summer 2021. Our Tunstall BETA’s will be afforded the opportunity to compete virtually this summer in most of their events. -- With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit for more information.