It’s a record year for the Beta Club at Plains Junior School. The club is 127-members strong this school year – the highest count ever. The growth of the group has earned the club the National Beta School of Distinction Award.
The Beta Club is an honors and service club open to Plains’ eighth grade students who meet strict academic requirements. Members volunteer individually and as a group at activities and events such as the animal shelter/pet supply drive at Plains Junior, the Martin Luther King Community celebration, The Dragonfly Foundation, The West Chester Great Pumpkin Fest and Breakfast with Santa events, Cherokee Pages and Paws events, Matthew 25 Ministries disaster relief prep, West Chester R.A.S.K.A.L.S. clean-up, and much more.
At the halfway point of the school year, the club has already logged over 500 community service hours.
National Beta is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit educational youth organization. The organization is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, improving student leadership skills, and encouraging service to others.
Pictured are Plains Junior Beta officers with Mrs. Wade (left to right): Jacob Beall, Arani Wanigasekara, Julieta Ramirez, Mrs. Kim Wade and Brooke Blackburn.