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Kimberly Elementary is proud to introduce its newest members of the National Junior Beta Club. Twelve students from Kimberly’s fifth grade class were officially inducted on January 18, 2013 as national members of this prestigious organization. The newest members include Tynia B., Ayana E., Jeremiah G., Caleb G., Kyle H., Kiara H., Maya M., Jerron M., Quintaja R., Kayla R., Jaxson S. and Sanlatoria S.
“This is a chance for me to work with my community and prepare for my future,” says Tynia B. “I think this is a great way for me to become involved in activities as I get ready for middle school,” she comments.
Historically, the National Beta Club is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. Members of this organization excel in academics, character and leadership. The organization’s motto is “Let Us Lead By Serving Others.” The National Junior Beta Club is open to students in grades 5 through 9.
New officers were also installed at the induction ceremony. The newly elected president, Kiara H., shared her duties and responsibilities as president during the ceremony. She shared the meaning of lighting the white candle by saying:
“White denotes light, purity and faith. As president of the Beta Club, I will endeavor to hold high this light. It is with humility, joy, and pride that I undertake this task and accept this responsibility.”
The newly elected vice president, Jerron M., pledged his assistance to the president. He promised to serve as chairperson of the executive committee and to accept responsibilities suggested by the president. Jerron then lit the red candle, symbolizing pure love, wisdom and bravery. The secretary, Quintaja R., lit the blue candle which represents truth, constancy, and fidelity. She pledged to endeavor to be prompt in correspondence, to keep records complete, and to give out accurate information. Finally, the newly elected treasurer, Ayana E., added that the black candle symbolized the dignity, restraint, and seriousness students should possess throughout their search for knowledge and truth.
The newly inducted members proudly sang the Beta Club Song, which was led by Kimberly’s music teacher, Mr. Harris. The fifth grade sponsors, Ms. Britton, Ms. Bryant and Ms. Hunter worked with the students during the day and after school to prepare them for membership in the National Junior Beta Club. Congratulations to the newest National Junior Beta Club members at Kimberly Elementary!
Gideons Elementary School‘s Junior Beta Club members participated in the 14th annual National Beta Club convention in Louisville, Ky., in late June. The students entered in several competition categories, including essay, arts & crafts, cross-stitching, scrapbooking and water coloring. Fifth-grader Jasmaine Tinsley won first place in the essay category. Her essay was one of 28 entries judged nationwide. Jasmaine received a plaque and certificate. The sponsoring teachers were Darlene Dobbs, Veronica Jordan and Camille Neely. Principal Armstead Salters also supported the students’ participation. (Read about the club’s state-convention exploits here.)
The National Beta Club continually seeks ways to develop and nurture elementary and secondary school students by providing opportunities and experiences that enable them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership.
Gideons Elementary School‘s Junior Beta Club members were winners at the State Junior Beta Club Convention on Nov. 19-20 in Macon. Jasmaine Tinsley placed first in essay and third in scrapbook design; Geliyah Donaldson, second in watercolors; Hikema Hussien, third in cross-stitch; and Khayree Hasan, fifth in speech. The club received four invitations to attend the national convention in Louisville, Ky., in June 2010.
Thanks to sponsors Darlene Dobbs, Veronica Jordan and Camille Neely!