Beth Buchanan Death, Obituary – Beth Buchanan of Athens, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2022. Beth Elaine Buchanan was born on July 14, 1999, in Fresno, California. Her parents are Tim Buchanan and Julie Olson Buchanan. Beth was a very kind, friendly, smart, funny, and fun-loving young woman who was very interested in helping people in need. She also cared a lot about helping other people.
In 2009, the Fresno Bee gave Beth the title “Academic All-Star” as a way to recognize her. Beth got the best grades and was named valedictorian with academic distinction when she graduated from Clovis West High School in 2017. During her time at Clovis West High School, she had an excellent record in the classroom and showed she was very smart in many different ways by being on the Academic Decathlon and Mock Trial teams.
Beth was very involved in the school’s theater, choir, student council, and soccer teams when she went to Valley Oak Elementary School and Kastner Intermediate School. She also made friends there that will last for the rest of her life. She took part in the Science Fair and won a number of awards, both locally and regionally. When she was in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, she was chosen to represent Central California at the State Science Fair.
In 2017, she got her Girl Scout Gold Award for making a sustainable, drought-friendly community garden where people could grow their own food and use herbs that fit with their culture. The garden is still going strong and feeding more than 300 families every month. Beth was very involved in the University Presbyterian Church, which was her home church, while she lived in Fresno. There, she got a lot of support and felt like she was cared for.
Beth had a beautiful singing voice, was a skilled dancer and performer, and was active in both the choir and the theater. During her time as a student at Clovis West, she was in every play and musical that the school put on. Her most famous role was Wednesday in the musical version of The Addams Family. She won a Danny Award for that role. Beth was involved in both her school and the Girl Scouts.
Beth was an active member of the research community at Rice University and ran a research lab while she was there. Her thesis, which she called “The Role of Family Income and Financial Security in Work-School Conflict and Work-School Facilitation,” won her a number of academic awards when she graduated, including the William Howell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. She also got an award for her work on the thesis when she graduated.
She regularly took part in the youth club, choir, and volunteer activities of the organization. Beth was also involved in community theater in her area. She took part in shows at places like California Arts School and Roger Rocka’s Workshops. Beth went to Rice University in Houston, Texas, after she graduated from high school. She got a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2021 and was given the summa cum laude award for her work.
Beth did well in school, but she also made a lot of good friends while she was a student at Rice. In her free time, she was in plays, tried out Houston’s restaurants, did volunteer work, and sang a cappella with her group, The Low-Keys