Special to The Star
The Meridian Star
The winning works of two West Lauderdale Middle School students at the recent Mississippi Jr. Beta Convention have advanced them to the national competition.
Madison Field was a runner-up in the acrylic art competition and Sarah Richards placed third in the watercolor competition Both students will advance to the national competition in June in Mobile, Ala.
Students attending the state competition in Tupelo competed in various academic and fine art competitions. Also participating from West Lauderdale Middle School were: Alex Turner, color photography; Will McElhenney, pencil sketching; Gabrielle Gay, enhanced photography; Alexis Crawford, handmade jewelry; Austin Davidson, woodworking; Sidney Toler, wreath design; Sarah Richards, watercolor; Madison Field, acrylics; Maddie Johnson, recyclable art and quiz bowl; Farrah Williamson, black and white photography and living literature; Rachel Smith, Chloe McElvaine, Kirsten Smith, Madison Keller, Madi Thompson, Peyton George, Tucker Atkinson and Sierra Gutierrez, all living literature; Gabriel Broome, quiz bowl; Jonathan Sloan, quiz bowl and t-shirt design; Joseph Aviles, social studies; Thomas Webster, science; and Jackson Palmer, poetry; Anna Kate Henry, spelling; Kristen Henderson and Kamryn Shields, quick draw poster team; Kelly Bates, quiz bowl; and Alayna Spears, quick draw poster team.
The club is co-sponsored by Jackie Cheatham, Chelsea Dean and Kim McWilliams.