Colgrove named State Junior Beta Club President at convention

Published 2:20 pm Friday, March 14, 2014

The Demopolis Middle School Junior Beta Club brought home honors from the state convention in Birmingham on March 9-11.

The Demopolis Middle School Junior Beta Club brought home honors from the state convention in Birmingham on March 9-11.

Demopolis Middle School student Mary-McClain Colgrove was elected the State Junior Beta Club President at the Junior Beta Club State Convention in Birmingham on March 9-11.

DMS and Demopolis High School Junior Beta Clubs traveled to Birmingham to attend and compete at the convention.

While there, students competed in several areas. Demopolis Middle School was in the top 10 for the following competitions: living literature, banner, T-shirt and social studies. Demopolis High School was in the top 10 for math and poster.

Mary-McClain Colgrove (left) was named State Junior Beta Club President at the Junior Beta Club State Convention earlier this week. She is shown with other delegates from other schools in Alabama.

Mary-McClain Colgrove (left) was named State Junior Beta Club President at the Junior Beta Club State Convention earlier this week. She is shown with other delegates from other schools in Alabama.

The clubs also came home with some big wins. DMS received first place in the banner competition, and Colgrove and her campaign team won first place in campaign and second place in campaign speech.

These students have worked since August to raise money and prepare for the state competition. Now, they are invited to compete at the national level in Richmond, Va., on June 20-25.

Colgrove will run for National Junior Beta Club President and the banner team will compete as well. The cost will be close to $500 per student to attend the national event. Students will be fundraising and asking for donations for the next few months.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can send it to Demopolis Middle School/ Junior Beta Club.