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Consley, Line display excellence in Beta Club Convention

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By SARAH BEACH

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The Trimble Banner Intern

Two Trimble County High School students recently placed first and second in the National Senior Beta Club Convention.

Hunter Consley took first place in Science and James Line took second place in Social Studies.

Beta Club is a national service organization for high school students, with a national convention every year. Students are inducted into Beta Club their sophomore year and are required to log service hours and maintain good academic standing to remain in the organization.

The national convention allows Beta Club members to showcase their talents.

Consley and Line showed academic talent by testing in 100 multiple choice questions over the course of an hour in their respective subjects.

Both of them first had to place in the top three at state-level testing in order to advance to nationals, where they tested against 30 other students in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Consley, who graduated this past May, plans to attend Western Kentucky University where he will major in botany. Science is his favorite subject, and his AP Biology class in high school was instrumental in helping him succeed on this test, he said.

He also said that “being really interested in the subject” was key in preparing him for the test.
“You wouldn’t learn this from just school work,” he said. He gained much of his knowledge during his free time.

Line is the same way. “I’ve always been a big history buff,” Line said, “my bookshelf is full of history books.” Line will be a senior at TCHS this year, and plans to attend either WKU or the University of Missouri with a major in Journalism after he graduates.

Both Consley and Line were also active in academic team.