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Immokalee High School Beta Club Earns Multiple State Awards

IHS Beta Club


The Immokalee High School (IHS) Beta Club recently returned from another successful Florida State Beta Convention, held in Orlando, Florida. The team’s suitcases must have been heavy, as they, once again, brought home numerous awards and accolades:


First Place:

  • Campaign Skit
  • Living Literature
  • Portfolio
  • Service Learning Showcase
  • Freshmen Problem Solving (Freshmen Team)
  • Biomedical Health Science - Academic Test - 10th Grade (Madison York)
  • Color Photography - Division 1 (Kelly Garcia)
  • Spanish - Academic Test - 10th Grade (Kelly Garcia)

Second Place:

  • Character Performance
  • Performing Arts - Large Group Talent
  • Robotics Showcase
  • Biomedical Health Science - Academic Test - 11th Grade (Meranda Yoseline Yanes)
  • Drawing - Division 2 (Kenisha Thelisma)
  • Quilling - Division 1 (Dasani Acevedo)
  • Quilling - Division 2 (Cristal Gonzalez)
  • Science - Academic Test - 10th Grade (Cheyenne Robertson)
  • Social Studies - Academic Test - 11th Grade (Lissett Hernandez)
  • Social Studies - Academic Test - 12th Grade (Evelyn Argueta)

Third Place:

  • Performing Arts - Solo, Duo, Trio Variety Act (Isaiah Casillas)
  • Science - Academic Test - 12th Grade (Fabian Estrada)
  • Sculpture - Division 2 (Vanessa Lopez-Simon)
  • Spanish - Academic Test - 9th Grade (Saidee Rincón)
  • Technology (Clarissa Gijon)


In total, 53 IHS Beta Club members traveled to Orlando this year, where senior Yuridia Calihua Panzo presided over the convention and presented a keynote speech. In addition to the awards mentioned above, Isaiah Casillas, Genesis Turrubiartez, and Naomie Sylvestre were named "Premier Performers," Yuridia Calihua Panzo received a Florida Senior Beta Scholarship, and Lexie Reyes was elected Florida's Beta Secretary.


The team also brought home two very special awards. First, the G.O.L.D. Key Award for Growth was presented to IHS for increasing its member attendance by 10% compared to the previous year. Next, the team received the "I'll Be There for You" award, which was created this year in honor of Florida State Beta President, Tyler Erickson, who passed away earlier this school year. The award recognizes how school Beta Clubs are there for others through action and service on campus, in the local community, or globally. 

Finally, we thank the team's sponsors - Linda Ayer, Eliud Trejo, and Adriana Villanueva - who were each recognized with a John W. Harris Educators of Excellence award.


Congratulations to all involved!