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FMS students place in state Beta competition

Stella Lowe and Brooks McIntyre, National Beta members from Fayetteville Middle School, are celebrating their recent participation in the Tennessee Elementary Virtual State Convention.

They were announced as winners of the following competitions: Stella Lowe, 5th grade English Language Arts, placed 3rd in the state; and Brooks McIntyre, 5th grade Social Studies, placed 5th in the state.

Typically, National Beta State Conventions bring together students from across the state to compete in a variety of competitions ranging from academic and STEM-based to visual and performing arts. While State Convention, originally planned to be held in Nashville, was cancelled for in-person competitions due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members worked hard while taking online tests and preparing competition submissions for their Virtual Convention. Their victories at the state level provide the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., during summer 2021. 

“We are excited for our two fifth grade students,” said Windy Butler, FMS Beta sponsor. “This is the first year the school has offered fifth grade Beta members the opportunity to compete at the state level.  To have a student qualify as an individual in an academic competition is a great achievement!”

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.