Even after bringing home a first place ribbon from the National Beta Competition in 2011 and 2010, rising Glasgow Middle School eighth grader Hannah Goodson insisted she wasn’t expecting to win again this year.
Goodson has been making jewelry for three years. In fifth grade, a teacher suggested she join the Beta Club because of its handmade jewelry category, and Goodson has won the national competition every year since, even though her age group includes students as old as ninth grade. She makes earrings, bracelets and necklaces using a variety of techniques, including clay, hammered metals, wood burning, sautering and leather.
Read more of this story in Monday's print and e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.
Many other students and schools from the Glasgow and Barren County school districts did well at the national level this year. Tori Buckley, from Barren County High School, placed fourth in her oratory competition. Barren County Middle School student Ryan Gaines placed first in woodworking; Highland Elementary student Jasmine Smith placed second in oil/acrylics; Red Cross student Zack McDaniel placed second in sculpture; Highland Elementary student McKay Bowles placed second in speech. Local schools swept the service award with Red Cross Elementary receiving first place, South Green Elementary receiving second place and Barren County Middle School placing third. Look for more Beta stories in future Glasgow Daily Times.