Students inducted into Beta Club at ceremony


By JoJo Welborn - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple



Students rise in honor of Beta pledge, spoken by Secretary of Beta, Dorsey Smith.


Hannah Kaufman | SHS

Inductees smile on with certificates in hand, commemorating their membership status.


Hannah Kaufman | SHS

Denver Davis, an officer of Beta, presents the keys to success.


Hannah Kaufman | SHS

This past Monday, Starmount High School had the opportunity to include a select few of their freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in an honors organization for students across the nation. The ceremony began at 6 p.m. and took place in the gym.

“The National Beta Club is the largest, independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America,” it says on the Beta Club website. Members of the club serve in a variety of ways such as working in the Special Olympics or even reading to elementary students. It is an honor for Starmount to be able to have students that uphold moral values such as integrity and a good work ethic to represent the school on a nationwide basis.

Hunter Johnson, senior, is the president of the National Beta Club at Starmount. As president, he describes his job as “a fun experience, but there’s still plenty of responsibility involved.” He also gets to come up with events, organize efforts, and lead projects. As far as speaking in front of others, he thinks that aspect makes him “a little nervous,” but he likes to be challenged. He is excited to see what the future has in store for the Beta Club at Starmount since establishing his legacy as president this year.

The new inductees for the ceremony itself were presented with certificates and membership pins in honor of their hard efforts. Dorsey Smith, the secretary of the club, was honored to cite the pledge to these new members at their ceremony while Denver Davis, the treasurer, opened the ceremony welcome as well as served as the presenter of the “keys to success.” These keys represented academic achievement, character, leadership, and community service; these are quality traits for any member of the club.

Starmount hopes to cultivate the minds of students who will use their volunteer experiences in the Beta Club to help improve the world and the community they’re involved in.

Students rise in honor of Beta pledge, spoken by Secretary of Beta, Dorsey Smith.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Students-rise-in-honor-of-Beta-pledge-spoken-by-Secretary-of-Beta-Dorsey-Smith..jpgStudents rise in honor of Beta pledge, spoken by Secretary of Beta, Dorsey Smith. Hannah Kaufman | SHS

Inductees smile on with certificates in hand, commemorating their membership status.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Inductees-smile-on-with-certificates-in-hand-commemorating-their-membership-status..jpgInductees smile on with certificates in hand, commemorating their membership status. Hannah Kaufman | SHS

Denver Davis, an officer of Beta, presents the keys to success.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Denver-Davis-an-officer-of-Beta-presents-the-keys-to-success..jpgDenver Davis, an officer of Beta, presents the keys to success. Hannah Kaufman | SHS

By JoJo Welborn

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

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