The Bains Elementary School Junior Beta Club made it further than any other team in the school's history when competing at the 20th annual National Junior Beta Club Convention earlier this summer in New Orleans.

Students Thy Hong, Reily Huckleba, Neal Rachal and Felipe del Solar represented Bains and the St. Francisville community along with fifth-grade teachers and sponsors, Taylor Adams and Stephanie Whetstone.

More than 14,000 third- through eighth-graders from around the country showcased their talents and academic abilities while interacting with fellow Beta Club members at the event.

The National Beta Club is the largest nonprofit, educational youth organization in America and promotes academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.