Justin T. Schofield of Richmond Hill received second place in science in the annual National Junior Beta Club science competition during the 17th annual National Junior Club Convention last week in Mobile, Ala.
Justin, who will be entering the ninth grade in August at Richmond Hill High School, competed against more than 26 other Junior Beta Club regional winners from 16 states.
In March, Justin competed at the Georgia State Regional Competition with the Richmond Hill Middle School Beta Club in Macon. Justin placed second in the state competition in the science category, which qualified him for the national competition. The top three students from each state qualify to compete at the national level. Justin is the first Richmond Hill student to compete and place at the Junior National Beta Convention since the Beta Club began in Richmond Hill.
“Justin is a wonderful student who is committed to learning,” said Susie Reed, Beta Club adviser. “He is a leader in the classroom and with his peers. He was captain of the academic team this past year and was a member of the academic team that placed fourth in the state.”