A local group of junior high school girls recently showed the country what they are all about.

Students of Scottsboro Junior High School traveled to Oklahoma to compete in the National Junior Beta Club Convention.

Lilla Bell, Adair Holland, Anna Stewart Dawson, Sadye Webb and Meredith Pendergrass didn’t travel to compete in any type of female competition.

Nope, they competed against anyone, girls or boys, and won a national title in the engineering category.

The theme for the beta club convention was “Fueling the Future,” and this group of girls showed theirs is bright.

The girls won a club tryout at school last September. From there, they never stopped working to reach their goal, often times working mornings before school.

Hard work pays off, and the girls showed that by winning first place at the state beta convention in March.

The work continued after that, in preparation for the national convention.

Kyle Lewis, the school’s engineering teacher, has every right to be proud of this team. But not only him, but the entire city and county as well.

It was a great lesson learned as the girls worked hard, stayed dedicated and got the job done. It showed what can be accomplished.

There is no doubt the future of this group looks bright.

Congratulations girls on a job well done.

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