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March 25, 2014

ND Beta Club welcomes new members

The North Daviess High School Beta Club welcomed 19 new members last week during its annual initiation ceremony.

North Daviess Beta Club sponsor and seventh and eighth grade science teacher Monika Glade said the evening was about celebrating the dedication and enthusiasm the students have shown to their education and commitment to service.

“Our club aims to promote academic achievement, character, service, and leadership traits in order to prepare students for life by empowering them to be successful,” said Glade.

Beta Club first began at what is now North Daviess High School over 50 years ago and has continued to help top students achieving ever since.

“Our club has a history of rigorous standards,” said Glade who added that each student nominated to join the club must have a 3.3 grade point average and must pledge to complete a minimum of 20 community service hours each semester. “By fulfilling these requirements Beta Club members exemplify the national Beta Club motto: Let is lead by serving others.”

One service project the students complete each year is the “Battle of the Buildings,” an annual contest between the faculty and staff in the school corporation. Classes collect money for Camp About Face, a special camp for children with cleft lips and other craniofacial anomalies that allows campers a traditional camp experience. The three classes that collect the most money then compete for bragging rights. The camp is also the state philanthropy project.

In addition to completing service hours, Beta members are invited to attend the annual state convention as well as the national convention. Last year, members of the North Daviess Chapter participated in several events at the State Convention held in November in Indianapolis. State Convention gives club members a chance to meet members from other chapters and allows participants to take part in academic contests, quiz bowls, and talent contests as well as other contests to showcase their academic and leadership abilities.

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