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WUHS students attend Beta Convention

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The WUHS Beta members have an on-site meeting and pep talk at last week’s Ohio Beta Convention.  Photo by Jamie Puckett

By Jamie Puckett

Students in the West Union High School Beta Club attended the Ohio Beta Convention last week. The convention was held in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency hotel in the downtown area. The event lasted for two days and the Dragons competed against 11 other high schools in various talent based events and brought home numerous awards.

For the eighth year in a row, WUHS won the Beta Group Talent award. This year, the students donned neon shirts and sunglasses and wrote their own lyrics to a Beta Club-themed song that was in the tune of “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. Along with the lyrics, the students also perfected their own dance moves and, of course, played their own instruments. The Talent group included: Braydan Gaffin, Chris Silhavy, Coal McClanahan, Daisee Young, Ethan Thompson, Hanna Hilderbrand, Alicia Harmon. Jack Crask, Julia Tackett, Lanie Gibson, Madison Welch, Sarah White, Shelby Hobbs,

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The WUHS Beta Club spotlight display team won second place at last week’s convention. They are, from left, Kendall Gallowitz, Mikayla Akers, Kelsey Young, and Kristen Grooms.  Photo by Jamie Puckett

Rayanna McFarland, Shruti Nayak, Taylor Williams, Tyler Fowler, Tyler Swearingen, Zach Sentney, Brandi Taylor, Christa Williams, Hunter Jones, Katie Brannock, Taylor Grooms, Hannah Howard, and Sianna Mills.

Daisee Young and Julia Tackett both brought home first place plaques in pencil and colored pencil on-site drawing. Hannah Hill won third place for the Science academic test and Sianna Mills won second place for the English academic test.

Finally, the WUHS Beta Club Spotlight Display team won second place. The spotlight team members included: Kendall Gallowitz, Mikayla Akers, Kelsey Young, and Kristen Grooms.

Other WUHS Beta members who attended the convention were: Adam Fulton, Andrew Weeks, Craig Horton, Haley Knauff, Janson Kramer, Casey Mueller, Sampson Riddell, Shannon Runyan, MacKenzie Smith, Donna Brodt, and Brittany Caldwell.

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