What is Beta Club?
Beta Club is an organization that promotes academic achievement, outstanding character, leadership and service. The National Beta Club has existed for more than 80 years. Including “Beta Club Member” on your future college applications means that you are dedicated to learning and service within your high school and surrounding community and are recognized by the National Beta Club.
Who is eligible to join the WBHS Beta Club?
Seniors who have a GPA of 3.75 or higher are offered invitations to join. Membership requires a $30 fee to cover the cost of Beta Club pins, membership certificates, and graduation cords. Members are also required to complete 10 hours of service work in the community or at William Byrd High School. This year, virtual opportunities for service hours will be available.
How long does each member have to complete the service hours?
The time frame for completing the volunteer work is from summer after junior year through April of senior year. Volunteer documentation forms will be posted on the Beta Blackboard page and emailed to students.
Will there be an induction ceremony as there has been in the past?
Our hope is that an induction ceremony will be possible; however, that date is still to be determined.
Will there be other activities involved with Beta Club membership?
In the fall, members will participate in a wrapping paper fundraiser. Money raised will help pay for the honors banquet held in the spring for seniors.
How do I pay the $30 membership fee?
The fee may be paid online through MySchoolBucks or by bringing a check (or cash) to the front office. The due date for paying is Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Checks should be made out to “WBHS,” and “Beta Club” should be written on the memo line.