The Jr. Beta Club of First Baptist Christian School competed in the State Beta Competition held in Lafayette, LA in February. The club had qualified for the state competition at the Regional Competition last December. FBCS 2018-2019 Jr. Beta is for 6th- 8th grade students.
FBCS entered the Regional Competition for the first time in the 2017-2018 school. This year, as the second year entering, was the first time they have advanced to State. We are very proud of their enthusiasm, and desire to improve. Although we did not place in the state division, every one had a wonderful experience and we are already planning for next year! We are thankful for club sponsors, Mrs. Melissa Billeaud and Mrs. Lisa Brooks, for their dedication to this amazing group of kids and this organization.
The following students participated in the BETA State Competition:
Congratulations, again, to these students for stepping outside your comfort zone and trying your best!
We would like to recognize 5th Grader Leah Yuratich. She won 1st place with her essay entitled "How I Honor Veterans" at the VFW Post #5735 level. She then advanced to the VFW District #9 Level where she placed 1st. She then advanced to the VFW State Competition and she placed 2nd there.
Three of our teachers were nominated for the VFW Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to:
Ms. Christie Stadler was nominated for Elementary VFW Teacher of the Year for VFW Post #5735, because she does an amazing job promoting good citizenship and patriotism with her first graders. She placed 1st and advanced to the VFW District 9 competition, and she placed 1st at that level as well.
Mrs. Alyson Batten was nominated for High School VFW Teacher of the Year for VFW Post #5735, because she has worked hard to promote citizenship, service and patriotism with her high school students. She placed 1st at that level and advanced to the VFW District 9 competition, and she placed 1st at that level as well.
Mrs. Melissa Billeaud was nominated for the Middle School VFW Teacher of the Year for VFW Post #5735, because she has done a terrific job promoting good citizenship, service, and patriotism with the middle school students. She placed 1st at that level, and she advanced to the VFW District 9 competition, and she placed 1st at that level as well. She advanced to the VFW State Competition, and she placed 1st in State and has advanced to National Competition!
Congratulations to all! Recognition well deserved!
Passionate about the Lord, our students and our school!