to Ryan Poche the 2011-12 State President!
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Poche Named State Beta Club President
On January 20th and 21st
(2011), students across Louisiana gathered at the River Center in
Baton Rouge for the annual Beta Convention. With the largest crowd
ever, more than 6000 Louisiana high school students celebrated the
theme “Beta! A Volunteer State of Mind.”
During this year’s convention, 2010-11 State
Secretary (and Erath High Sr.) Jenna Diz presided over the third
general session with classmate Davonte Augustus delivering the
inspiration for her session. Many
club members were active in competitions and served in different
capacities before and during conference. The EHS Leadership class
created the stage decorations. Dustin Campbell worked with the
videos for the big screen, produced videos to begin each general
session, as well as slide shows of award recipients.
As Jenna Diz's state tenure came to a close on
Friday afternoon, another Erath High student walked in to begin his
term as a state officer. During the 2011 convention, EHS
presidential candidate, Ryan Poche was selected as the Louisiana
Beta Club President for the 2011-2012 year. Ryan Poche is currently
a Jr. at Erath High and the son of Mark and Schuyler Poche of Erath.
Poche will run for President at the National Level
in Nashville, Tennessee June 21st through June 24th. He will be also
attending the Beta Broyhill Leadership Conference as well July
15th-20th in South Carolina.
With the “Swamp People” campaign theme, the Erath
High Beta Club walked away with a 1st place honor for Poche’s
campaign board. His campaign skit, as well as is campaign poster
designed by Davonte Augustus, Krislyn Romero and Megan LeBlanc
placed third. The club competed in several other activities as well.
Seven Erath High students participated and
performed in the opening and closing dances of the first general
session. Those performing from EHS were Jenna Diz, Krislyn Romero,
Alexis Chaisson, Christen Landry, Annie Watson, Jordan Lange, and
Davonte Augustus. Beta members Logan Soileau and Brett Young shared
their musical talent as entertainment on Friday morning.
The Erath High School Beta Club sponsors are Emily
Zegura, Randy Barras, Angela Lange, Louisa Primeaux and Amy Noel.