The Joppa High School Beta Club competed virtually at State Convention in February, earning several state titles.

“With state competition being held 100% virtually, a first for many Beta Clubs across the nation, this was a unique experience for students,” said club sponsor Ethan May.

Hayden Forthman, sophomore at the time, was the State Grand Champion in Social Studies, Division I.

Other students and their awards were:

• Ava Stephens — third place in Language Arts, Division I; second place in Poetry, Division I; third place in Color Photography, Division I; second place in Jewelry, Division I; and second place in Sculpture, Division I.

• Hannah Wilkins — second place in Language Arts, Division II.

• Aubrey Stubblefield — third place in Language Arts, Division II.

• Sky Keeling — second place in Digital Art, Division I; second place in Fiber Arts, Division I; second place in Mixed Media, Division I; and second place in Recyclable Art, Division I.

• Cheyenne Lang — third place in Digital Art, Division II; and second place Mixed Media, Division II.

• Emily Reames — second place in Recyclable Arts, Division II.

JHS Beta Club had one entry in the following divisions and won:

• Second-place in Portfolio — Reames and Carly Peck.

• Third-place in Two-Dimensional Design — Libbie Lumbley, Brody Greer, Jaelyn Marley, Stephens and Kelling.

Keeling, sophomore at the time, placed fourth in the Visual Arts division at nationals.

The JHS Beta Club received donations from several local businesses and community members to help with travel expenses to the National Convention held June 24-29 in Orlando, Florida.

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