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School District Five students shine in National Beta Convention Competition

For Immediate Release – July 13, 2021



School District Five students shine in National Beta Convention Competition

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five high school students recently competed in the 41st Senior National Beta Convention Competition in Orlando, Florida. Students across the country competed to place in the top ten for prestigious national academic awards in various categories. Five students from School District Five earned national awards in the following categories: 


Language Arts:

Ramsey McIntyre, 10th Place (Dutch Fork High School)



Ceon Park, 3rd Place (Dutch Fork High School)



Andy Yang, 2nd Place (Dutch Fork High School)

Ebonee Davis, 7th Place (Dutch Fork High School)


Social Studies: 

Reese Myers, 4th Place (Chapin High School)


“I can’t praise these remarkable students enough for prioritizing academic effort during this challenging school year. Our teachers and parents went above and beyond making so many adjustments to ensure that students had a chance to learn,” said Kelly Eckstrom, Dutch Fork High School Beta Club sponsor. “These students raise the idea that successful academic effort creates positive recognition and hopefully encourages all students to apply themselves diligently in the classroom.”


The mission of the National Beta Club organization is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary students. Members of Beta Club are asked to maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete a minimum of ten service hours. All service projects are initiated through local chapters.