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Junior Beta Club members attend state convention

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Junior Beta Club members attend state convention
Pictured, front row, Neil Bailey, back row, from left to right, Jude Plyer, Faith Ham, Ky’Asia Sims and Danielle Holmes.

The Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy’s (PDMSTA) Junior Beta Club delegates attended the South Carolina State Junior Convention in Myrtle Beach, January 17-18.

Ten PDMSTA student delegates demonstrated leadership and academic skills, shared ideas, engaged with and competed against 4500 other student scholars from around the state. PDMSTA students competed in the Book Battle and Quiz Bowl. Also, scholars Faith Ham and Chris Moorman competed in the speech competitions. In the arts category, Chris Moorman and Faith Ham entered drawings and paintings while Neil Bailey entered both paintings and poetry competitions.

Additionally, several PDMSTA students competed in mathematics, social studies, English language arts and science subject tests.

The scholars are as follows, Aaliyah McCullough, Aiden Wilson, Jude Plyler, Kyasia Sims, Danielle Holmes, Neil Bailey, Faith Ham, Promise Ham, Chris Moorman, and Johnnae Alston.

The mission of the State Junior Beta Club Convention Program is to allow students opportunities to showcase their academic achievement, artistic creativity, critical thinking skills, collaborative team work, and increase student leadership.

“Each year more of our PDMSTA students are attending and competing at the State Junior Convention. I am so proud of our PDMSTA scholars and look forward to our local clubs’ growth and our students increase in confidence as leaders,” said E. Keith Bailey, Executive Director, PDMSTA.

The Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy (PDMSTA) is a tuition-free public charter school established in fall of 2013. PDMSTA offers a unique approach to students located in the heart of rural Pee Dee region of South Carolina and serves students kindergarten through ninth grade. PDMSTA is located at 101 Docs Drive, Bishopville. For information, contact the school at (803) 428-8400 or visit their website at www. pdmsta.org.