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Recently, the Immokalee High School Beta Club sent 56 of its members to the 30th Annual National BETA (Better Education Through Achievement) Club Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The BETA Club Conventions give students the opportunity to interact, share project ideas, and showcase their academic and leadership abilities.

This year, the Immokalee students received numerous awards for their accomplishments at the convention. Some award winners included:

  •  Marisela Mendoza, 1st Place On-Site Art
  • Jehia Joseph, Runner-up for National Vice-President
  • Linda Jean Pierre, 5th Place Oratory

Ojette Bonnomme, a TIF student and BETA Club member, gave us this snapshot of the event:

“This year’s convention was one to remember, unlike like any other. We came home with five trophies and although we didn’t come home with the one we wanted, knowing that we came home with the most trophies and had the most members at the convention, automatically allowed us to feel like winners. The experience was great and the time spent there was awesome. Now it’s time to start all over again and begin the same routine, but this time I believe Immokalee BETAs are coming back stronger.  Not to win but to encourage others to know that anyone who completes a task is a winner.”

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