Beta Club was started in 1991, Mineral Ridge is the parent chapter and did the first inslation on stage on Ward at GHS in 1991.
It has led many projects and the starting program for High School down to the elementary that started Academic banquet for students with good grades at Willow Creek Banquet Center.
Students were honored with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and academic teams were honored for the top ten in the class; Beta Club members who are juniors and seniors also.
Programs were made for students who went to the elementary school to teach kids about decision making and to get help at libraries.
You are considered a Beta Club member for life and you can qualify for Beta at the end of your sophomore year with a 3.2 GPA but there are no excuses for excessive detentions and no suspensions.
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 six million young people in grades 5-9 (Junior Beta Club) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta Club). There are now more than 420,000 active members and more than 8,000 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.”