OKLAHOMA CITY – Wilson High School Beta Club celebrated 50 years while attending the State Beta Club Convention.

The club also brought home several awards, including adviser Johnny Richardson being named Sponsor of the Year. Richardson has been serving as the state adviser for the last two years.

Wilson Beta Club also came home with the following awards:

n Third place in scrapbooking

n Second place banner

n First place Spanish

n First place acrylic art

n Second place campaign skit

The scrapbook had a 50s theme to reflect the chapter's 50th year and was compiled by Ashlyn Briscoe.

"It's very fun and always a challenge," Briscoe said.

The campaign skit was inspired by "Finding Nemo," and titled "Just Keep Serving."

"We had people dressed as scuba divers who yelled, 'vote for me,'" Keedric Emerson said. "It was pretty funny."

Club members will be attending the National Convention in Mobile, Ala., this summer and enter the banner.

"I've never been to the beach before, so it will be a neat experience and a good experience to meet people from other states," Emerson said.

During the convention, senior Blayke Hunziker served as the state secretary. He had to deliver a keynote address and moderate the candidate question and answer session.

"It was stressful getting everything down so I wouldn't forget anything," Hunziker said. "Once you get going, you realize it's not as bad. You get comfortable on stage, and it's good."

Hunziker's keynote address was titled "What If" and discussed the journey to becoming a leader.

"I hope people realize that it's not as hard as it seems. You just have to come out of your shell," he said.

Others in the chapter enjoyed the speech.

"Blayke did a good job," Briscoe said. "It was very funny which kept people from falling asleep."

Briscoe represented Wilson during the chapter report portion because Hunziker was serving as a state officer.

"It made me really want to run next year," she said. "I want to be more involved."