The objective of The Hickory Ridge Middle School Junior Beta Club Student Government is to:
* promote the values of the National Junior Beta Club (Good Character, Service,Personal & Academic Achievement, and Leadership) while enhancing and providing additional opportunities for HiRMS students to showcase their personal interests, talents and to become financially literate.
* encourage, support, and require student SELF-GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY in order for our students to be confident leaders, workers, decision makers, role models and positive game changers in their school and in the community (with appropriate, yet minimal adult input -“guide on the side”).
* provide the foundational groundwork for the students to continue involvement and leadership in their high school chapter of the Senior Beta Club and other student-governed activities.
A SNAPSHOT FOR MEMBERSHIP
The National Beta Club is a national academic honor society and service club that provides yearly scholarships and student opportunities for members who show a commitment to character, leadership, achievement in academics and personal talents, with a willingness to serve in the school and local community.
Between Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $6 million in scholarships.
There are now more than 445,000 active members and more than 9,600 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.
The Beta Club at Hickory Ridge Middle School is the governing student organization which will promote the values of the NJBC (Good Character, Service, Academic & Personal Achievement, and Leadership) while enhancing and providing additional opportunities for Betas to showcase their personal interest, talents and to become financially literate. From this organization, students will be trained and mentored in leadership in preparation not only for life ahead of them, but for a possible run for student office or to assist fellow Betas who are campaigning for student office. The entire school will vote on the best candidates to represent them as their liaison between students and administration.
Although there are some universal requirements, each club has its own criteria for selection. The National Junior Beta Club Student Government at Hickory Ridge Middle School requires interested and current members to have an "A/B" cumulative average, and school and local community service hours prior to and during membership. In addition to the national standards, The Hickory Ridge Chapter will require students to participate in “Beta Bite Academy” (beginning September 19) before being extended a formal invitation for National Induction. Invitations for the formal induction and installation of officers will only be extended to students completing the requirements of “Beta Bite Academy.”
Candidates for the organization must be prepared to adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars: Good Character, Service, Academic & Personal Achievement, and Leadership.
Consider applying for the Inaugural Beta Bite Academy class as the first step into The National Junior Beta Club. Applications and more information about membership can be found here on this page.