Local students place in national competitionPublished 1:05pm Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students from Bethel Baptist School in Hartselle competed in the 36th annual American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) National Competition held at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., on April 9-11.
Approximately 1,700 students and sponsors from 34 states participated in the AACS National Competition, having captured top honors in their state contest. The students, representing almost 200 high schools, competed in 77 categories in the five areas of Bible, music, speech, art and academics.
The following students won awards on behalf of Bethel Baptist School:
•Cassie Bunner placed fourth in Bible teaching. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bunner of Hartselle. She is in the 11th grade.
•Mitchell Gamble placed seventh in evangelistic preaching. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gamble of Hartselle. Mitchell is in the 10th grade.
•William Matthews and Charlotte Matthews placed eighth in duet acting. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Matthews of Decatur. William is in the 11th grade and Charlotte is in the ninth grade.
•William Matthews and Morgan Starrett placed fifth in sacred piano/organ duet. William is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Matthews of Decatur. He is in the 11th grade. Morgan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fortenberry of Falkville. She is in the 10th grade.
Bethel Baptist School was founded in 1971 to train tomorrow’s Christian leaders; it enrolls students in grades K-12.