Aubrey Middle School students with Junior Beta State Convention awards

The Aubrey Middle School Junior Beta club had much success during the Beta Texas State Convention at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas on Feb. 1-2, 2024.

The Aubrey Middle School team of 64 members competed against nearly 3,000 Beta Club members from around the state of Texas. There were 27 different event categories and 56 total events. Categories included academics, performance art, visual arts, robotics, engineering, technology, quiz bowl, musicology, spelling bee and more.

Aubrey Middle School Junior Beta had a school record showing, placing in the top 5 in 21 events, including 7 state champions!

  • State Champions

    • Apparel Design - Makayla King

    • Performance Art: Solo, Duo, Trio Vocalist - Makayla King

      • Makayla was also invited to be a Premier Performer at the upcoming Beta National Convention

    • Quiz Bowl - Jack Duncan, Jason Stanley, Elena Lujan, Matthew Wheeler

    • Color Photography - Lia Ryter

    • Spelling Bee - Isabella Strickland

    • Math 8th Grade - Jack Duncan

    • Spanish 6th Grade - Katia Montoya Solorzano

  • 2nd Place

    • Onsite Drawing - Georgia Nightingale

    • Digital Art - Ruby Conway

  • 3rd Place

    • Quilling - Ashley Skoog

    • Math 7th Grade - Matthew Wheeler

    • Reading Language Arts 6th Grade - Aria Baceva

  • 4th Place

    • Club Trading Pin - America Vargas

    • Spanish 7th Grade - Emily Paul

    • Social Studies 7th Grade - AJ Foster

    • Technology - Crew Peterson, Gabriel Kane, Landon Littlefield

    • Musicology - Jane Okafor, Raylin Meeks, Ava Walton, Leah Alvarado

    • Performance Art Small Group - Julia Allen, Aria Baceva, Lea Bortner, Olivia Busse, Willow Droddy, Anika Fong, Mckynleigh Odell, Colton Price, Nate Roach, Gemma Richardson, Thierry Motutu-Elinge, Teddy Daniel

  • 5th Place

    • Songfest - Reid Smith, Makayla King, Gigi Kane, Mckynleigh Odell, Olivia Busse, Ruby Gillum, McKenna Quade, Silke Hjelmgren,America Vargas, Robyn James, Willow Droddy, Anika Fong, Sadie Jones, Sahara Concepcion

    • Social Studies 6th Grade - Crew Peterson

    • Spanish 8th Grade - Jaqueline Martinez Morales

These students have qualified to compete against other winners from around the country at the Beta National Convention this summer in Savannah, Georgia.

The Aubrey Middle School Junior Beta club is led by sponsors Randall Skoog and Leighanne Huckaby.