The Yantis Chapter of The National Beta Club inducted eleven new members during the induction ceremony on May, 10, 2022.
The National Beta Club is a service organization for middle and high school students that promotes academic excellence, character, service, and leadership. The Beta Club’s mission originated with Dr. John Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Since its founding in 1934, the National Beta Club has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.
Students are chosen based upon a combination of GPA and attendance and must exhibit good character traits and exemplary behavior.
In addition to the induction of the new members, the Seniors were honored during the ceremony. Senior members of the Yantis Beta club are Janet Hernandez, Hannah Lambert, Leah Lambert, Gabrielle Sandoval, Celeste Stewart, and Jennifer Vargas.
During the ceremony it was announced that the Yantis Beta Club was named a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Distinction. The school earned this recognition by increasing their club’s membership by at least 10% from last year.
National Beta School of Distinction is an honor for Beta clubs striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership from the previous school year. This year, only 2,250 Beta Clubs across the country received this award.
Students in attendance for the ceremony are (front row – left to right)
Alejandra Ontiveros, Sarah Perry, Bryleigh Hurley, David Sandoval, Leah Lambert, and Hannah Lambert.
(back row – left to right) Patrick James, Kevin Juarez, Zachary Long, Creager Quinn, and Joseph Schlagel.
Contributed by Christie Quinn