One DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is taking its talent on the road – and earning big accolades in the process.
Briarlake Elementary School’s Junior Beta Club placed in six separate categories at the recent Georgia State Jr. Beta Club Convention held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia during November 28-30, 2018.
Though Briarlake Elementary had one of the smallest teams, and were competing against thousands of top-talent students from across the state, the Junior Beta Club Team’s 15 students placed in a number of noteworthy categories.
Student Emory Kennett placed first in mathematics, and also placed first in robotics with fellow students Lois Kwan, Jake Grant, Graham Hedge, Nahom Samuel, Caeli Mistretta, and Sam Shapiro.
Students Harrison Watts and Joshua Fairchild also placed third in Technology. Briarlake’s Quiz Bowl team—made up of Junior Beta Club members Nahom Samuel, Hudson Cobb, Ava Terrell, Clishe Thomas and Sam Shapiro—also took third place.
In the Social Studies category, student Nahom Samuel claimed fourth place. In the Book Battle category, students Emma Trotti, Margo Peller and Graham Hege claimed fifth place.
DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green congratulated Briarlake Elementary through a letter written to principal Jamela Lewis.
Students who placed well in the November competition have the option to compete in the Junior Beta National Competition taking place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in June 2019.