Lake Elementary School student Reagan Cambre’s quilt helped her win third place at the 2014 National Junior Beta Convention held in Richmond, Virginia.

In May, the seventh-grader attended the 2014 State Junior Beta Convention with fellow classmates in Lafayette. Reagan won first place in the quilting contest.

She was awarded a scholarship by her school and was able to attend the Junior National Beta Convention where her entry finished in third place.

Reagan’s quilt was constructed of T-shirts worn by club members over the previous years, a news release said.

The theme of the conventions was “Making History with Beta.”

Reagan said it was easy to pick a project to fit the theme.

“I thought, we have all of these shirts and the theme is about history so why not make a quilt of our history with Beta,” she said.

Growing up in a family of quilters and in a quilt store also helped, Reagan said. Reagan’s grandmother, Daisy Comeaux, a local quilt store owner, was excited when Reagan came to her with the idea to make a quilt.

“She even donated all the fabric just so I could compete,” Reagan said. Reagan called her experience at the national convention a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”