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Virtus Academy

Beta Club Students Make Their Mark at Annual State Convention

Thirty-two Virtus Academy Elementary and Junior Beta Club students attended the state’s annual Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach on January 17–19, making their mark in seven competitions and qualifying for the national event this summer in Savannah. 

Elementary Division Winners include:

Visual Arts

  • Micha Hopla, 1st Place, Sculpture
  • Adam Parker, 2nd Place, Black and White Photography
  • Jack Atkins, 4th Place, Painting
  • Hartley Tiller, 5th Place, On-Site Painting
  • Kinsley Truett, 5th Place, Drawing

Performing Arts

  • Micha Hopla & Willie Garris, 1st Place, Variety Act Duo
  • Advisors: John Huggins, Jennifer McClam, Shelbi Stewart
  • Junior Beta Club Division Winners include:

Performing Arts

  • Lucy Long & Bailey Steverson, 2nd Place, Vocal Duo
  • Advisors: Kristy Padgett, Emily Simon, Kalyn Tyler

“It was an outstanding convention and learning opportunity for our students,” said John Huggins, Elementary Club Advisor and 5th Grade ELA Teacher. “Our Wolves demonstrated the four pillars of Beta throughout the event. They were kind and polite and showed outstanding character and leadership everywhere they went.”

The four pillars of Beta Club are high academic achievement, character, leadership, and service to others.

Sponsorship Opportunity

We’re looking for sponsors to help offset travel expenses for the national convention this summer. If you’re interested, please get in touch with John Huggins at