Manual’s Beta Club is currently accepting new members, as well as previous members for the 2012-2013 school year, who have to renew their membership.
Beta Club is a service organization whose mission is “To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.”
Beta Club members can get special scholarships for their service and academic achievements. According to the National Beta Club website, over $4 million has been awarded to Beta members in the past 20 years.
“I want to be in Beta Club because of the scholarship opportunities. Helping people makes me feel good,” Shawn Hardesty (10) said.
Returning Beta Club member Nevin Aviles (11) has taken advantage of the opportunities from Beta Club. “I wanted to help people,it looks good on resumés.”
Orientation for new members is after school during the week of September 24-28 in the Freshman Cafeteria.