About the Club
The National Beta Club began as the dream of our founder, Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Since the first Beta Club was formed in Landrum, SC in 1934, The National Beta Club has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. We are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others.
The National Beta Club has worked with over 6.5 million young people in grades 5-9 (Junior Beta Club) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta Club). There are now more than 450,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally.
The National Beta Club Mission Statement
To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
Developing the leaders of tomorrow
Demonstrating our motto:
Let Us Lead by Serving Others
See the Documents tab to find the approved service hours list for Juniors and Seniors. These hours were verified by a Beta Officer as of T 11/28. If you feel like you have completed/submitted more hours than what is on the list, then the following could have occurred:
- You did not submit hours within the 2-week limit.
- Your hours were submitted on time but the contact person you provided has not yet confirmed your service hours.
- You submitted hours for a something that is not “above and beyond” and does not count for service hours. (students that have an * by their name can come see Mrs. Janssen in room 608 for more details)
- You tried to use service hours from another club to count for this club.
Email Mrs. Janssen or your club Secretary, Zachary Locklear, if you have any concerns or questions about your hours.
Our next Beta meeting will be Friday December 14th after school in the media center! Inform officers or Mrs. Janssen ahead of time if you will not be present. Even if you let us know ahead of time, it will still be considered an absence!
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
If you are a senior in Beta Club, you have from November 1st until Jan 24th to apply for scholarships through the National Beta Website. There is NO LONGER a $15 fee to apply. You will need your Beta membership number from your official membership certificate. If you cannot locate this number, contact Mrs. Janssen.
Please sign up for Remind using the code @jmrhsbeta for important updates and annoucements
Mr. Parisi needs volunteers for the Vex Robotics Tournaments on January 5th and March 2nd. It is a day-long commitment and we need serious volunteers who can keep their commitment!
If you are willing and able to help out, please use the sign-ups linked below.