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Two AMS Students Place at National Junior Beta Convention

Two Aubrey Middle School students placed in three competitions at the National Junior Beta Convention. Emily Shearer was the National Champion in black and white photography and also placed seventh in color photography. Madison Houck placed 10th in drawing.

Ten AMS students competed at the national convention after qualifying at the virtual state convention in January. The National Jr.Emily Shearer with awards in front of Beta backdrop BetaConvention was held in Orlando, Fla, from June 29-July 2 and members were able to compete virtually or on-site.

Rory Duncan competed at the national convention in 8th grade language arts, and Kiera Schmidt was the National Leadership Representative. Emma Gillum, Hillary Koeman, Kooper Ranton and Rory Duncan competed in the Quiz Bowl, and Shiloh Winkler, Dayzee Tovar and McKenna Thompson competed in engineering. Emily Shearer also competed in jewelry design. 

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.

Madison Houck with plaque and drawing on stairs in house