GREENSBORO – The Cherokee Middle School Junior Beta Club recently attended the State Convention in Greensboro and came back with several awards. Kaycee Lossiah took a first place ribbon in Oil Painting and Dre Crowe took a first place ribbon in Oil Pastels. Kendall Toineeta won a third place ribbon in Watercolor and the CMS Junior Beta Club won a 2nd place trophy for Overall Art.
Many more competitions were held with Cherokee students competing in the following:
Poster: Olivia LaCombe, Simon Montelongo, Nesta Bradley, Makayla Pheasant
Poetry: Olivia LaCombe
Living Literature: Peri Wildcatt, Lacey Arch, Madison Long, Dre Crowe, Simon Montelongo, Jared Panther. Scene based on the book Soft Rain: a Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears by Cornelia Cornelissen.
Arts: Wreath: Club, Oil/Acrylic: Kaycee Lossiah, Oil Pastel: Dre Crowe, Pen/Pencil/Ink: Cole Wildcatt, Water Color: Kendall Toineeta, Sculpture: Cole Wildcatt, Jewelry: Madison Long, Knitting/crochet: Drew Crowe, Photography: Aidan Galloway (color), Mack Lackey(bw), and Recycled Art: Xan Sadongei
Tests: Geography: Mack Lackey, Math: Kendall Toineeta, Science: Aidan Galloway and Quiz Bowl: Kaycee Lossiah, Brandon Buchanan, Cole Wildcatt, Xan Sadongei
Students who won ribbons are now qualified to compete at the National Convention in Knoxville, Tenn. in June.
– Yona Wade, Cherokee Central Schools