Slaughter teen places at Beta meeting _lowres

Photo provided by Peggy Reno -- Unrecka Ramsey, left, and her daughter, Danielle Ramsey, an 11th-grader at Slaughter Community Charter School, at the National Beta Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, June 25-July 3. Ramsey placed third in Division I English at the convention.

After placing at the State Beta Convention in January, Danielle Ramsey, an 11th-grader at Slaughter Community Charter School, took the Division I English test at the National Senior Beta Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, held June 25 through July 3.

Ramsey placed third in her division at the convention.

Beta is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service.

Every year, students on Beta’s senior level can compete in academic and talent competitions such as quiz bowl, creative writing, English, math, science, social studies, spelling, group talent, special talent, oratory and character skits at the organization’s state and national conventions.

In order to compete at the national level, a participant must place at the state level.

The Slaughter Charter student and her mother, Unrecka Ramsey, traveled on one of the Louisiana buses with other senior Beta Club members from around the state to participate in convention in Tennessee.