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Junior Beta

Junior Beta“Let Us Lead By Serving Others”

Jr. Beta is a national organization for students in grades 4-8. Jr. Beta was founded in 1934 to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership. At Union Academy Jr. Beta is divided into two clubs, Jr. Beta(Elementary) for 5th grade and Jr. Beta for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Mission Statement

To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement

CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful

LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow

SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

Jr. Beta consist of two separate groups. Jr. Beta(Elementary) is for grade 5 and Jr Beta is for grades 6-8. Each division has a separate of requirements and being in Jr. Beta(Elementary) does not automatically get into Jr. Beta. Shared requirements of both groups are staff recommendations and a commitment to community service. Both groups have dues of $25.00 due the first year student joins Jr. Beta. The dues do not carry over from Jr, Beta(Elementary) to Jr. Beta.

Below are the requirements for the divisions.

Jr Beta (Elementary) 5th

Sponsor 5th teachers with lead being Karlyn Brown

To be eligible for selection to membership in the Union Academy Chapter of the National Junior

Beta Club, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students must be a member of Union Academy’s fifth grade class.
  2. Staff recommendation
  3. Written statement as to Why the students feels they should be a part of Jr. Beta

 

Jr. Beta 6th-8th Grades

Sponsor 6th-8th grade teachers, Beth Rushing, Stacy Ferguson assistant.

To be eligible for selection to membership in the Union Academy Chapter of the National Junior

Beta Club, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students must be a member of Union Academy’s sixth, seventh, or eighth grade class.
  2. Students must earn an overall average grade of 85% or higher for the year prior to induction.
  3. Students who have been in ISS or OSS the year prior; these are reviewed on a case by case with the principal making the final decision.
  4. Candidates must fill out an online Student Information sheet. Link to the right. Three Staff member recommendations. Students need to ask politely in person or by school email asking three teachers to file out a Teacher recommendation on them. The teachers have been emailed the link.
  5. Three Staff member recommendations
To maintain membership in Jr. Beta students must have a GPA or 85% or higher in all classes.

After the requirements evaluated, an email will be sent with further instructions and payment information.

To access the National Beta Club website, click here.

5th Grade Jr. Beta (Elementary)
Contact Mrs. Karlyn Brown
 
Student Information Sheet for grades 6-8 only link click below -
 
https://forms.gle/TmpfHktbhDN8irkw9
 
 
 
 
Teacher Recommendation Form for grades 6-8 link click below -
 
https://forms.gle/nmn9Ep9uokwmUVzc6