(West Plains) – The West Plains High School Beta Club traveled to Branson for the State Beta Convention on March 7-9. Students competed in a variety of academic and talent competitions. Three WPHS students placed and are eligible to compete at the national convention in Mobile, Alabama, in June. Alex McCrosky placed 3rd in English; Breanna Stirewalt placed 2nd in science; and Katlin Drussel placed 3rd in on-site acrylic painting.
Front Row: Summer Brotherton, Cassidy Simpson, Bailey Hedden, Lexi Lee, Emily Kimball, and sponsor Tracie Joiner; 2nd row: Alexis King, Kendra Thompson, Cheyenne Stephens, Aaron Jolliff, Emilee Floyd, Breanna Stirewalt, Patsy Moss, Keeley Temple, and sponsor Melanie Martin; 3rd row: Cypress Wood, Alex McCrosky, Kara Cook, Karissa Surface, Saralyn Glascock, Tessa Kinder, Taylor Sullivan, Kelsey Robinson, and Karlee Cochran; 4th row: Andrea Joiner, Abby Long, Alex Eggert, Sam Demuria, James Anderson, Katlin Drussel, Wade Chezem, Vera Gilbert, Ian Washington, Ashley Meyers, Braxton Armstrong, Cordell Surface, and Kelsey Rogers.