Carlone Elected 2013-2014 La. Junior Beta State ReporterJul 29th, 2013 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: school news
Kaylee Carlone of Belle Chasse Middle School has been elected Reporter for
the Lousiiana State Junior Beta Club for the 2013- 2014 term.
Elections were held during the state convention in Lafayette. As a member of the Louisiana Junior Beta Executive Council, Carlone will plan the 2014 Louisiana Junior Beta Convention, which will be held at the Cajundome in Lafayette in May 2014. Over ten thousand Betas from across the State gather to compete in more than 30 academic, art and talent competitions.
Representing Belle Chasse Middle, Carlone ran for office with a Mardi Gras campaign theme that invited Betas to join the “Krewe of Carlone.” It was a very special moment for BCMS when the outgoing 2012- 2013 State Reporter, Zachary Clark from BCMS inducted Kaylee Carlone, the new reporter from BCMS.
Living up to the National Beta Club’s motto of “Lead by serving others,” the officers and sponsors kicked off their year of service with the first executive council meeting in June at Houma Junior High School. Each officer also gave a presentation on a philanthropic organization that Betas across the state will work to support during the course of this year.
Later in June, the officers and delegates from across the state of Louisiana traveled to Mobile, Alabama for the 17th annual National Junior Beta Convention. Carlone, along with the other Louisiana officers did a phenomenal job of representing our state as candidates. The candidates spent two days meeting Betas from sixteen different states. Each officer gave a speech and had a skit presentation by his or her club depicting his or her campaign slogan. Thirty-nine candidates total ran for office.
The Belle Chasse Middle School Beta Club would like to thank the Boothville-Venice Junior Beta Club for their help at National Convention. With only six BCMS Betas traveling to Mobile, performing Carlone’s campaign skit would have been extremely difficult. The BVES Betas eagerly jumped in to help. The BVES and BCMS Betas met in Mobile to practice, and did an excellent job on stage performing in front of more than 6,000 people.
This was a beautiful example of Plaquemines Parish teamwork and pride at its finest. Thanks to Mrs. Dykes, the BVES sponsor, Mrs. Ballay, the BVES Betas, and all the BVES Beta parents for their help.
Stephanie Chelette and Hope Galloway also represented BCMS and the state of Louisiana in competitions at National Convention. After placing at state Chelette competed in the Language Arts competition. Galloway’s t-shirt design placed at state and competed on the national level as well. The t-shirt’s design was based on the theme “The Heart of Beta.”
This week Carlone and the other four Louisiana officers are at the Broyhill Leadership Conference at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. This opportunity is designed to help the officers learn and develop leadership skills while challenging them to apply those skills in all aspects of their life. The Betas will also have an extended workshop at Broyhill just for state Beta officers.
Through the course of the year Carlone will meet with the executive council to plan convention, attend leadership conferences, and even help at Senior Beta Convention in January. All of these events will lead to her presiding with the other four Louisiana officers over the 2014 Louisiana Junior Beta Convention in May.