National Beta State Convention allows students the opportunity to compete in various academic and STEM-based, virtual, and performing arts competitions. This year, State Convention was offered as a hybrid event. This gave students the opportunity to compete either virtually or onsite at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA depending on their comfort level. These victories at the state level provide an opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee during Summer 2022.
Thirty-two of the NMS Betas participated in State Convention this year. “It was nice to be able to participate in person again. It was one more step toward getting back to normal after the pandemic changed everything,” stated Mrs. Kelli Hill, a long-time NMS Beta sponsor. “It was overall eye-opening as to how involved students and adults are in Beta and how we can truly be of service to those who need it,” remarked Layla Jackson, an eighth grade Beta who participated in-person at State Convention.