The group rode a charter bus to Washington, DC, on Wed. and toured Arlington National Cemetery. They also got to see several federal buildings downtown such as the Washington Monument and the White House, and they briefly visited a couple of the Smithsonian Museums--the Museum of American History and the Space and Air Museum.
Back in Richmond on Thursday, they ate in the Shockhoe Slip area and took a riverboat ride while seniors Albert Maldonado competed in modern oratory and Shannah Spurr competed in science.
The high-tech convention got underway Thursday evening at the Richmond Convention Center. The members tweeted using hashtag "#natbeta14" and managed to trend at third in the nation.
On Friday, junior Natalie Ferguson gave the inspiration for the morning session and then senior Tori Hall gave the inspiration that evening.
Senior Jacob Price served as the National Beta Club Vice President and presided over two sessions and gave the keynote address on Saturday morning. Jacob also received an $8000 scholarship from the national club as well as a $1500 scholarship for serving as an officer.
The club won fourth place in scrapbook competition and second place in service.