Riah Latta traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the National Beta Convention with her grandma, Lynda Latta, and her two sisters, Jozie and Raylie, to submit three of her projects which she qualified in at the Oklahoma State Beta Convention this past March. 

There were among 10,000 other Jr. Betas from across the nation who participated in competitions held for academics, STEM, speech, and visual arts. Students had to qualify at the state level to participate in competitions at the national level. Riah Latta entered her Fiber Arts outfit in the Visual Arts expo, her Two-Dimensional Design, and her Service Learning Showcase board.

Riah did not place in the Top 10; however, she and her family had a lot of fun exploring the area and got many ideas for next year’s competitions. 

Jenna Thomas was recognized for being awarded Academic All-State in Fast-Pitch and Slow-Pitch Softball. Jenna and Anna Hope Sant’Anna also made Slow-Pitch Softball All-State and had the honor of representing Arnett at the OSSCA All-State Slow-Pitch Softball games at Oklahoma Christian University.

Pic 1: Riah Latta with her Two Dimensional Design entry at the National Beta Convention in Louisville. 

Pic 2: Riah with her Fiber Arts entered in the Visual Arts expo. 

Pic 3: Arnett Jr. Beta’s Service Learning board, which showcases their service projects throughout the year. 

Pic 4: Congratulations to Jenna Thomas for being recognized as an Academic All-Stater for Fast-Pitch Softball. 

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Pic 5: Congratulations to graduates, Jenna Thomas and Anna Hope Sant’Anna, for being awarded Slow-Pitch Softball All-State achievements. In addition to the athletic honor, Jenna also received recognition for being an academic All-Stater for Slow-Pitch Softball.