State Bible Drill awards 9 scholarships, advances 3 to national competition

GRAPEVINE, Texas—The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention held the state Bible Drill competition at its Grapevine offices, May 2, awarding college scholarship money to nine students and advancing three to the national competition in Kingsland, Ga.

In the Speakers’ Tournament Joshua Mason of Cornerstone Baptist Church placed first and advanced to nationals; Madison Russell of Cornerstone Baptist Church placed second; and Anaya Runnells of Cornerstone Baptist Church placed third.

In the high school Bible Drill division, Braden Samuels of First Baptist Church Stinton placed first; Riley Tatum of Bethany Baptist Church placed second and advanced to nationals since Samuels advanced last year; and Jacob Walters of Lake Athens Baptist Church placed third.

Janice Beto of Esperanza Del Rio Community Church and Victoria Christopherson of First Baptist Church Euless tied for first in the youth Bible Drill division. Hope Murphy of First Baptist Church DeKalb placed third. Beto advanced to nationals.

Students placing first won $1,000 college scholarships while second and third place students won $500 and $250 scholarships, respectively.

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