Beta Clubs Promote Academic Excellence

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National Beta is proud to announce Red River High School as a 2017-2018 National School of Distinction. This award is an honor for Beta Chapters 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 for the current school year.

“I am proud to see Red River High get recognized for the amazing things going on at our school academically. So often the only thing the public sees is how well we perform on the field or on the court. I am even more proud of the amazing academics and dedicated teachers we have at Red River High School. There are more great things ahead for this school and community.” Principal, J.C. Dickey III


This report from the Journal, September 13th. On Thursday afternoon the first Installation was held by the Junior Beta Club at Red River Elementary School. Officers were introduced and all members were inducted.

The Beta Club is sponsored by Kenotta Williams, Crystal Williams and Tiffany Williams of the elementary school staff. Tiffany Williams served as Master of Ceremonies at the induction ceremony.

Each club officer lit a colored candle signifying one of the qualities Beta Club strives for. And each officer gave brief remarks describing the particular attribute their candle represented.

The National Beta Club (often called “Beta Club” or simply “Beta”) is an organization for 4th through 12th grade students in the United States. Its purpose is “to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students.”

Riverdale Beta Club

The Senior Beta Club at Riverdale Academy has been active in our community and northwest Louisiana this year. Thanks to Mallory Warren for the pictures and information. See the December 22nd issue of the Journal.
Recently members made Christmas cards for nursing home residents. The cards were passed out at the Christmas party at Green Meadow Haven. Beta Club members also served dinner to residents. They plan on hosting the December birthday party at Green Meadow Haven on December 29th.
Other activities this past year included collecting donations for the Providence House. The club will be hosting a game night at Providence House in January.
Riverdale’s Beta Club will attend the state convention in February where members will compete in academic tests on language arts, science, social studies and agriculture. They will also compete in creative writing, visual arts, quiz bowl, robotics, advertising design, special talents, scrapbook, and other categories.
The Riverdale Academy Senior Beta Club has earned National School of Distinction for two years in a row. And last year at state convention Lewis Lawson placed first in sculpture.


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