Cleveland High School celebrates Beta Club Week

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Posted 3/13/17

During the week of March 6, Cleveland High School celebrated National Beta Club Week.

Since 1991, National Beta Club has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for …

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Cleveland High School celebrates Beta Club Week

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During the week of March 6, Cleveland High School celebrated National Beta Club Week.

Since 1991, National Beta Club has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves, and it has given over $5 million in scholarships. There are now more than 500,000 active members. This week was set aside for Beta Club to collectively celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals, as well as the National Beta Club ideals; Leadership, Character, Service and Achievement.

At CHS, several events took place throughout the week that created awareness about what Beta Club is all about.

Monday was about how individuals can make their mark in this world. Tuesday was about spreading the word about the actual club. Wednesday, Beta Club members stressed the importance of working together to impact people around them. Thursday involved setting goals to be better people and better leaders. The week culminated on Friday, with declaring the day as Black and Gold Day.

In recognition of what the club had accomplished and their plans for the future, Representative Kevin Brooks presented the officers with a signed proclamation to honor the Beta Club at CHS. This document encouraged students, staff members and the community to take part in the efforts of the club to make Cleveland High and Community a better place.

Since its conception, CHS Beta Club has been involved in several community projects. One of the most recent projects of the club was “The Element Christmas Mission,” a project where they partnered with Wetmore Church of God’s Youth Group, The Element. This was a project designed to provide clothes, toys, winter items, food to the students of Blythe Bower Elementary School families and the surrounding community. Children and their families were entertained by Beta Club members through Christmas-themed carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting and much more. Members went out of their way to make sure the children and their families enjoyed themselves. The outcome of the event was extremely successful with about 80 families receiving a box full of food, a delicious hot meal, 2 clothing items as well as coat for every individual who needed one. Every child was also able to pick out one toy as a gift for themselves as Christmas present. No one was turned away or left empty-handed. This effort considerably lessened the need in the community during the Christmas season.

Cleveland High School Beta Club is planning to continue it’s tradition of living out the National Beta Club Moto; Let Us Lead by Serving Others.

The officers of the Club are Madray Robinson, president; Harper Fuller, vice president, Laney Brown, secretary, Torr Coulthard, treasurer. It’s sponsors are CHS teachers Mrs. Jennifer Colbaugh and Mrs. Anna Hutt.

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