by Paxton Davis
On Thursday, March 9, the Lee County High School BETA club inducted over sixty new members to the association. The goal of the national association is to celebrate students talents and abilities while also focusing on building character and focusing on service hours.
The LCHS BETA club has been active since April of 2019. LCHS is a BETA school of distinction and merit.
LCHS BETA club co-sponsor, Katie Brown is always excited to induct new members, while focusing on the core principals the club has to offer.
“The club’s main focus is on academic achievement, community service, leadership and service and the overall well roundedness of its members,” Brown said. The club allows for students to come up with service projects and helps them to execute them in a safe environment. Some of the service projects done this year include welcome baskets for incoming teachers and a non perishables food drive.
The sponsors of the club enjoy seeing the students involved in service projects and helping them to foster ideas for new service projects. It is one of Brown’s main goals for student led projects to grow.
“I hope we continue to grow,” Brown said. “I would like to see more student involvement in student-led projects next year. My biggest goal would be for our service to have more of an impact on the school next year.”
This year, the club inducted the most students it ever has. As the club grows the things the club members and the club as a whole have been able to accomplish also grow.
Brown says that the biggest accomplishment the club has had in its time at the school is opening another safe place in the school for students to showcase their talents and be recognized.
“The best accomplishment the school has made this school year was having the most students from our school place at convention and growing the desire the student body has to become members,” Brown said.
“I loved Emma Dunconson’s idea to do the welcome baskets for new teachers,” Brown added. “I loved when students showed their appreciation for the school’s faculty.”
BETA plans to continue to grow its presence on the LCHS campus and to have more student led service projects as time goes on.