ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Five Webb Bridge Middle School students joined more than 20,000 students from around the country June 15-18 in Oklahoma City for the annual Beta Club National Convention.
The students, Marisa and Nicole Chavez (rising eighth graders), Maya and Zoe Craven and Sarah Rambhatla (rising seventh graders) placed in two different events.
The first event had more than 55 teams competing called, “Meeting of the Minds.” In this event, the students were told to use their imagination to create the best possible rapid response challenge using the various household and office items given, including pipe cleaners, dry spaghetti and index cards.
The students also had to answer a brainteaser puzzle question. Webb Bridge earned third place.
The second event was, “Lead Outside the Box.” The team was given a real-world problem to solve in 24 hours, then present their solution to a panel of judges in a two-minute group presentation.
With the challenge of developing a system that would limit screen time and reduce dependence on social media, the Webb Bridge Middle School team devised a plan called “Unplugged.” The campaign would occur throughout the entire school year with touch points including home, school, after-school, sporting events and social events. The team earned seventh place overall.