BONIFAY — Bonifay Middle School’s Junior Beta Club came before the Holmes County School District Board during their meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, to give an update on their recent trip to the Beta State Convention in December and gave a demonstration of some of the talent presented on that day.
“First I would like to thank the Holmes County District School Board for recognizing our BMS Junior Beta student winners,” said Miriam Beasley, sixth grade math teacher and Junior Beta Sponsor. “They’ve worked so very hard and enjoyed themselves so very much at this year’s competition.”
Several students came forward with their achievements, which included Marti Steverson’s third place black and white photo, Dillon Barry’s first place color photo, Zion Glass’ third place digitally enhanced photo, Seth Pippin’s third place wooden bench, Keegan Nelson representing her group with their first place display in Spot Light Your Club and Nelson, Brittney Jones, Shauni Hooper and Hayley Holman’s second place t-shirt design.
Several members of the Beta Group Talent performed some of the segments of You Can’t Stop the Beat, which won them first place in the Beta Group Talent during the state competition.
“We’ve got many talented students to be proud of,” said Beasley. “Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to present just a few of them to you.”
She also informed the HCSD that the students will also be performing in Holmes County High School’s Decades of Music on Saturday, March 16, Holmes County’s Relay for Life on Saturday, April 13 and at the Beta National Convention in June of this year.
Chair Rusty Williams also wanted to remind everyone that on Saturday, March 9 the Holmes County High School boys’ basketball team would be honored.
The day would start with a parade at 9:30 a.m. at the Bonifay Elementary School and then move down Waukesha Street and end at the Holmes County High School.
At the Holmes County High School gym there will be a Banner Ceremony followed by lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, which will be provided by the Bonifay Fire Department.
“It’s Bonifay’s way of showing just how so very proud we are of our boys as they’re the first to bring home a State Championship in the history of Holmes County,” said Williams.
Superintendent Eddie Dixon said he was able to watch them in Lakeland that they “represented Holmes County well.”
“We’re just proud of the whole bunch,” said Dixon. “They defeated five higher ranked teams and showed great sportsmanship while they did it.”
HCSD member Sid Johnson said he was just as proud of the Junior Beta Club as he was of the boys’ basketball team.
“We’ve got state champions there too,” said Johnson.
School District Attorney Lucas Taylor added that he wasn’t able to watch them in person, but did watch on live stream on the Internet.
“I’m really proud of the way they acted,” said Taylor. “They played hard and continued to play hard all the way to victory.”