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AMELIA ACADEMY HOLDS BETA CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONIES

On Thursday, October 11, Amelia Academy held induction ceremonies for the National Beta Club and the National Junior Beta Club.

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. For more than 80 years, Beta has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

photo Four sixth-grade students were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. Pictured from left to right are Jaxon B., Curtis I., Macy B., and Emily K.


Between the 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 500,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. Beta has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.


photo Three Amelia Academy students were inducted into the National Beta Club. Pictured from left to right are Brogan F., Brent C., and Jade N.


Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.


photo Kyle A. of Amelia Academy lights the red candle of the Beta Club with advisor Mrs. Angela Anderson when Amelia Academy held their National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony.


photo Tenth grader Brogan F. poses with his mother and father after being inducted into the Beta Club at Amelia Academy. .


"Lead by serving others" is the motto of Beta Club. The club not only emphasizes the importance of volunteering, but the importance of taking charge and being the leaders of the future. Beta members get great experience on how to help other people and what problems that need to be solved in our world. Beta also instills the values of kindness, gratitude, helpfulness and working together into our members, all which are key components to being a successful leader.


photo Sixth grader Curtis I. stands with his mother and father after being inducted into the Junior Beta Club of Amelia Academy. Curtis earned a spot on October 11th, 2018 along with his fellow classmates.

Beta holds annual state conventions in 18 states, both for Senior and Junior Beta divisions, and winners of these state events go on to compete on a national level. Activities range from academic contests to quiz bowls to talent competitions. Conventions give members the opportunity to interact, share project ideas and showcase their academic and leadership abilities. Plus, the conventions are held in exciting locations, giving members the chance to see cities and places they might not ordinarily have the opportunity to see.


photo Jaxon B., a sixth grader at Amelia Academy, signs his name to confirm his spot in the Junior Beta Club of Amelia Academy. Jaxon was inducted on October 11th, 2018 along with his fellow classmates.


photo Emily K., a sixth grader at Amelia Academy, signs her name to confirm her spot in the Junior Beta Club of Amelia Academy.

Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.