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For the third year in a row, RECHS was the most awarded club at the national level. 

RECHS Betas rack up awards ... again

ASHEBORO — Over the past few months, National Beta members from Randolph Early College High School worked diligently to prepare for National Beta Convention where they competed in 52 areas, including academic tests, visual arts and team competitions.


During the completion held on June 16-19, they were announced as winners in 32 areas at the 44th annual National Beta Convention at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA. Twenty of the 32 were Top 5 placements with five of those being first place National Champions. 


For the third year in a row, RECHS was the most awarded club at the national level. 


RECHS Beta Club members received a state-high 50 awards during their State Convention at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro in January. Their victories at the state level qualified them to compete at the national level. 


At this year’s National Convention, 6,100 Senior Betas (grades 9-12) were in attendance, representing more than 360 schools from 18 states. 


In addition to competing in conventions, RECHS Betas can be seen doing good work throughout the community. This past school year, RECHS Betas completed 4,500 hours of community service. 


RECHS Betas are looking for new service opportunities and for sponsors to help fund state and national convention competitions.  


Twenty-two RECHS Betas earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award this past school year. The PVSA is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. Students were able to earn this award by completing a certain amount of community service based on their age. Seven earned gold, two earned silver and 13 earned bronze. 


Sponsors are Lauren Wood, chemistry teacher, Philip Schuyler, earth and environmental science teacher ,and Shannon Darcy, social studies teacher.


Results from the Beta National Convention 2024 —Beta: A Voyage of Adventure held in Savannah:




7th place — Agriscience 9th Grade, Jacob Woodruff.

5th place — Biomedical 10th Grade, Jonathan Dean.

6th place — Biomedical 11th Grade, Dida Ahmed.

5th place — French 12th Grade, Deborah Justice.

1st place — Math 11th Grade, Alvin Liu.

7th place — Science 10th Grade, Benjamin Rietschel.

1st place — Spanish 9th Grade, Beatriz Vences Solis.

4th place — Spanish 11th Grade, Vanessa Perez Vences.

2nd place — Spanish 12th Grade, Erick Ayala Solis.

7th place — Speech Division I, Mariam Ahmed.

9th place — Speech Division II, Hunter Shackelford

2nd place — Spelling Bee, Landon Allmon.



7th place — Colored Photography Division II, Emerson Harris.

3rd place — Digital Art Division II, Morgan Baker.

5th place — Digitally Enhanced Photography Division I, Lacey Allen.

8th place — Drawing Division I, Sophia Huerta-Rangel.

9th place — Jewelry Division II, Hannah McNeill.

2nd place — On-site Drawing Division II, Morgan Baker.

7th place — Pottery Division I, Reagan Edwards.

9th place — Recyclable Art Division I, Kara Justus.

9th place —Sculpture Division I, Landon Allmon.



5th place — Accessorized Design (Reagan Edwards, Lauren Fields, Maria Garcia, Lizbeth Rangel, Tiffany Recendez).

1st place — Book Battle (Lacey Allen, Kellan Auman, Mariela Campuzano Rodriguez).

1st place — Convention Invention (Dida Ahmed, Noah Allsbrook, Dameian Elliott, Alvin Liu).

3rd place — Create and Animate (Morgan Baker, Sophia Huerta-Rangel. Sha’Dayah Pugh).

4th place — Digital Portfolio (Lauren Byrd, Cassidy Cook, Sophia Huerta-Rangel, Elizabeth York).

5th place — Marketing and Communications (Mariam Ahmed, Ingrid Castro, Alexius Flowers, Vanessa Perez Vences, Hunter Shackelford).

1st place — Reimagine Recreate Recycle (Dida Ahmed, Mariam Ahmed, Landon Allmon, Morgan Baker, Mariela Campuzano-Rodriguez, Jonathan Dean, Dameian Elliott, Harmony Huggins, Hannah McNeill, Christina Nguyen, Anna-Kaye Poole, Sha’Dayah Pugh, Benjamin Rietschel).

2nd place — Scrapbook (Lauren Byrd, Cassidy Cook, Bryan Ear, Maria Garcia, Angela Hernandez, Hannah McNeill, Alyssa Nguyen, Christina Nguyen, Minh Anh Nguyen, Sha’Dayah Pugh, Lizbeth Rangel, Addisyn Routh, October Whisner, Elizabeth York).

10th place — Service Learning Showcase (Lacey Allen, Landon Allmon, Avery Heskett, Naomi Rhoads).

3rd place — Three-Dimensional Design (Ingrid Castro, Katie Fuller, Sophia Huerta-Rangel, Alyssa Nguyen, Sha’Dayah Pugh, Kendall Reynolds, Naomi Rhoads, October Whisner).

3rd place — Two-Dimensional Design (Morgan Baker, Sha’Dayah Pugh).