River Valley Beta Club returns with awards


By Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com



Shown are River Valley students with their championship plaque.

Shown are River Valley students with their championship plaque.


Students from River Valley perform “I’ll Fly Away.”


Shown is Pat Stout, member of the National Board of Directors with State Sponsor Amy Stanley on the left, State Secretary Chance Gillman, and Jarret McCarley on the right.


River Valley students performing another musical act at the state convention.


COLUMBUS — River Valley students achieved success at the recent state level Beta Convention in Columbus.

There were 79 students from Gallia County who traveled north to compete in the state Beta competition with 10 other schools across Ohio. Students competed in events including singing, academics, and one RVHS student was elected vice president for the 2017-18 year. Overall, River Valley secured first place among all competing, having earned more placing students than any other school present.

When asked about the success of the students, advisor Aaron Walker said: “Amy Stanley and I are exceptionally proud of these young people. These students have put in a tremendous amount of hours and dedication. This victory is one that the entire River Valley community can be proud of.”

Jarret McCarley was elected as vice president of the state Beta Convention of Ohio.

The list of students who returned home with awards is quite long. Those who earned first place nods included Alyssa Sheets, math. Katie Baker, poetry. Kalynn Sturgeon, creative writing. Brianna McGuire, scrapbook. Several group projects won first place awards as well, including: Living Lit, Campaign Skit, Character Skit, and Trading Pin.

Students who earned second place awards are: Shayla Sanger, Language Arts Division One. Sharla Moody, Language Arts Division Two. Maggie Campbell, math. Jessi Sorbara, Spanish. Ethan browning, speech.

Several students also competed successfully in art. Their names, followed by their project and place are Sharla Moody, jewelry, third place; Bailey Rhodes, sculpture, third place; Destiny Williams, recycled art, third place; Sophie Branham, fiber art, first place; Harrison Luckeydoo, drawing, second place; Abby Campbell, photography, first place; Harrison Luckeydoo, mixed media, third place.

Shown are River Valley students with their championship plaque.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_69232017327152347223.jpgShown are River Valley students with their championship plaque.

Students from River Valley perform “I’ll Fly Away.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_64452017327152357595.jpgStudents from River Valley perform “I’ll Fly Away.”

Shown is Pat Stout, member of the National Board of Directors with State Sponsor Amy Stanley on the left, State Secretary Chance Gillman, and Jarret McCarley on the right.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_6624201732715246819.jpgShown is Pat Stout, member of the National Board of Directors with State Sponsor Amy Stanley on the left, State Secretary Chance Gillman, and Jarret McCarley on the right.

River Valley students performing another musical act at the state convention.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_67472017327152415258.jpgRiver Valley students performing another musical act at the state convention.

By Morgan McKinniss

mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com