Westwood Middle Student Austin Burch Elected National Junior BETA Club President
Students from Westwood Middle School attended the National Junior Beta Club Convention at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The convention brings together Junior Beta Clubs from across the country for four days of competition, learning, leadership development, and fellowship. At the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held back in November of 2014, Westwood Middle School 7th grader Austin (Auggie) Burch was elected State President. This qualified Austin to run for national office and on Monday Auggie was elected National Junior Beta Club President. He will attend a leadership camp next month and as national president he will attend state conventions throughout the country plus he’ll oversee the national convention next year in Louisiana. Burch’s Mom Melissa said she is very proud of her son, but also of the group of outstanding students at Westwood Middle. Upholding the tradition of Westwood’s strong Beta Club heritage, the 53 club members competed in two competitions and won both, campaign skits and regular skits. Over 10,000 people attended the convention, the largest crowd to date.
The WMS BETA club faculty sponsors are Elizabeth Eaton and Amanda Sullivan.