Beta clubs named state champs

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Taylor County elementary and middle schools' Beta clubs racked up awards at this year's Kentucky Junior Beta Convention.

TCES won first place in the Songfest competition, TCES student Raegan Mardis won second place in the black and white photo category and Emma Sadler won third place in the color photo category.

TCMS won first place for talent, campaign skit and candidate speech.

TCMS student Matti Blakeman was elected State Junior Beta secretary and TCMS student Shawn Park won second place in the oil pastel category.

Both schools will have the opportunity to compete for national titles at the National Junior Beta Convention on June 15 in Mobile, Ala.