Harold Bell of the Wakulla community near Red Springs has been invited to compete in the National Junior Beta Club competition in New Orleans in June. He is 11 and a fifth grader at Oxendine Elementary School.Harold was third runner up in the state’s Elementary Division I Social Studies Academic Competition in February at the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Greensboro, N.C. Harold was invited to compete in the national competition in New Orleans in June as a result of his win. He received a plaque in honor of his recognition for his achievement.
This is the second year is a row that a student from Oxendine Elementary has placed in the top-3 in an academic competition. Last year, Bradley Warrenplaced second runner up in the Elementary Division I Language Arts Academic Competition at the State Junior Beta Club Convention.