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Runnels Delegates Participate in National Jr. Beta Convention


Louisiana Jr. Beta president and Runnels eighth grader Ben Hader along with Jr. Beta Club members Kate Kelfstrom, Caroline Pousson, and Sarah Golda participated in the Jr. Beta National Convention held June 14-18 in Oklahoma City.

Ben met with Louisiana Beta sponsor D’Andre Blouin and worked on an election campaign for a fellow state officer. He and Runnels Jr. Beta member Kate Kelfstrom also appeared in a campaign skit. Laura Golda, who won an award at the state level for her black-and- white photograph, exhibited the picture in the Visual Arts Division.

The trip included visits to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and the local arts district, as well as a water taxi tour of the downtown area.

Also attending from Runnels were Jr. Beta sponsor Christine Pousson and chaperones Caroline Hader and Gina Golda.

As a state officer, Ben plans to attend National Beta Leadership Camp in Greenville, Tennessee later this summer.