After a hiatus of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Beta Club was reconstituted at the MSMS by Mia Parker, current junior. Parker, the Vice President for the State Beta Club Chapter, felt that MSMS would align well with Beta Club’s mission to, “promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service,” as those same values are reflected in MSMS’s core ideals.

Every year, Beta Club hosts a variety of academic and talent competitions in areas such as Quiz Bowl, Creative Writing, Group Talent, Oratory, Visual and Performing Arts, Poetry, and much, much more. The Mississippi Beta Club State Convention was held in Biloxi February 18-20. Despite being an extended weekend for MSMS, several students not only participated, but received recognition at this year’s event. For a complete list of MSMS Beta Club Convention Winners, please see below:

1st Place Mathematics – Grade 11 – Victoria Gong

1st Place Fiber Arts – Likhitha Polepalli

2nd Place Science – Grade 11 – Cade Burton

2nd Place Creative Writing – Division 2 – Victoria Gong

2nd Place Onsite Acrylic Painting – Lilian Le

3rd Place Agriculture – Grade 11 – Jacob Lee

4th Place Hand-Made Jewelry – Likhitha Polepalli

4th Place Painting – Lilian Le

4th Place Poetry – Division 2 – Yousef Abu-Salah

4th Place Quiz Bowl – Samantha Anderson, Peter Nguyen, Smith Patel, Alexz Carpenter

4th Place Special Talent – Piano– Lori Feng

5th Place Language Arts – Grade 11 – Madison Wypyski