MCBOE Recognizes Beta Club
The Montgomery County Board of Education recognized the Montgomery County Middle School Junior Beta Club during the regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, November 14, for their recent success in qualifying for the National Beta Club Convention.
¨Mrs. (Leslie) Thomas and Mrs. (Abril) Mills have worked very hard over the last several years with the Junior Beta Club. Mrs. Thomas has decided to hang up her hat with Beta to focus on other things, so the Junior Beta Leadership Convention was her last event. During this event, we had 5 students qualify to go to Nationals for the Collaboration Connection, which is one of the activities they can participate in,¨ Assistant Superintendent Beverly Faircloth explained.
Thomas elaborated on the event, sharing that the advisors had taken 9 students to the region Leadership conference. ¨They have these really good speakers that talk about practical skills, like how to communicate and how not to be a stranger to other people and make connections. They also have events that focus on leadership skills, where students don´t get to prepare beforehand and have to work together to problem solve through things.,¨ she explained. ¨Whenever we go to things like that with the Junior Beta Club, they are so used to working together, that they are very successful in that area. If it´s anything with teambuilding or working with a peer, they always knock it out of the park, so I was really proud of them.¨ The students involved in this team included Fletcher Thomas, Tatum Williams, Sasha Jackson, Penelope Rodriguez, and Jimmy Thomas. This group will now begin preparing for the national competition, which will be held in Savannah from July 10, 2024 – July 19, 2024.