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Immokalee High School Beta Club Brings Home Multiple State Titles

IHS Beta Club


The skills of Immokalee High School’s Beta Club were on display at the 82nd Florida State Beta Convention. A total of 67 students traveled from Immokalee to Kissimmee, Florida, to compete for various state titles involving academics, performing arts, leadership, and creativity. The Club had a successful showing and came back with several group and individual accomplishments as follows:


First Place

  • Campaign Skit
  • Living Literature – This competition provides an opportunity for students to present an interpretation of a scene from a work of literature, which is recreated through costumes, scenery, and props. 
  • Club Trading Pin – This competition offers a fun and innovative way to represent a club’s achievement, character, and leadership by creating a one-of-a-kind Club Trading Pin for judging.
  • Biomedical Health Science (9th Grade) – Ivan Cruz Soriano
  • Social Studies (9th Grade) – Cynthia De Santiago
  • Spelling Bee – Sierra Martinez
  • Spanish (10th Grade) – Saidee Rincon


Second Place

  • Performing Arts-Large Group
  • Performing Arts-Solo Duo Trio-Variety Act – Saidee Rincon/Filberto Garcia
  • Social Studies (12th Grade) – Lissett Hernandez
  • Science (10th Grade) – Jasmine Avalos
  • Biomedical Health Science (10th Grade) – Kayla Reyes


Third Place

  • Service Learning Showcase – This competition showcases service learning, creativity, innovation, and artistic design by allowing each club to submit one, free-standing trifold board that features the club’s service projects from throughout the year.
  • Scrapbook – Designed to encourage club pride, creativity, and artistic design, the Scrapbook competition features a collection of photographs, newspaper articles, media posts, correspondence, and memorabilia that displays the club’s service, membership, and activities for the school year.
  • Engineering – In this competition, teams are given a prompt and have to engineer an invention using items from a specified list, which includes writing an explanation to communicate the elements of the invention and creative concepts.
  • Spanish (12th Grade) – Cristal Gonzalez


In addition to the awards mentioned above, the Club also received a Service Project Award; Larry Butler, Isaiah Casillas, Richard Peralez, Saidee Rincon, Naomie Sylvester, and Genesis Turrubiartez were named "Premier Performers"; Cristal Gonzalez and Lissett Hernandez received Florida Senior Beta Scholarships; and Jada Holloway was elected Florida's Beta Secretary.


A big thank you goes to the Club’s sponsors—Linda Ayer, Maekeda Binns, Fred Rimmler, and Eliud Trejo—who continue to provide guidance and support as these students strive for success.


Beta is a national organization that emphasizes Academic Achievement, Character, Leadership, and Service while providing opportunities and experiences which impact schools and communities across the world. For more information on Beta, visit