The Cleburne High School Beta Club will conduct its annual Awards Ceremony and New Member Installation Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM in the Don Smith Performing Arts Center.
More than 80 freshmen will be inducted into the academic service organization, and senior members will be awarded their honor cords to be worn at the May 25 graduation exercises. Among the recognitions will be the announcement of those named to the 2018 Beta Wall of Fame for achieving straight A’s on all CHS courses all four years.
In addition to the academic achievement recognitions to be presented to many of its Beta members, Cleburne High School is being honored as a 2017-2018 National Beta School of Merit for its dedication and commitment to academic excellence. Only those schools that include all eligible grade levels at their campus for involvement in Beta Club are considered for the national recognition.
Cleburne will also be among the campuses recognized at the National Beta Convention in achieving the National Beta School of Merit standard.
English teacher Robin Fort has been serving as a CHS Beta Club sponsor for more than 25 years. Amy Teague, a member of the CHS science faculty, also serves as chapter sponsor.
Since its founding in 1934, National Beta Club has become the country’s largest independent, non-profit educational youth organization. Committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others, student involvement can begin with Junior Beta Club Division I for grades 4-5, Division II for grades 6-8 and Senior Beta Club for grades 9-12.
Gold cords symbolizing his membership in Beta Club are among the regalia worn by CHS graduate Jax Goodgion during 2017 commencement exercises. Beta Club members of the Class of 2018 will be presented with their honor cords during Thursday’s Beta awards presentation, set for 7 PM in the Don Smith Performing Arts Center, which will include the induction of 83 freshmen.