North Forsyth’s Beta Club Celebrates National Beta Week From March 2-6

To commemorate National Beta Week, North Forsyth’s Beta club participated in a number of activities that serve to promote their club’s interests and purpose across the school. National Beta Week lasted from March 2-6 in high schools nationwide. Each activity that North Forsyth’s Beta club members participated in was worth one service hour. 

 

Kicking off Beta Week, North’s Beta club members brought in posters with motivational quotes about leadership to Mrs. Combs on Monday, March 2. These posters were placed in the hallways throughout the school. The purpose of these posters was to motivate and inspire North students as they are walking to and from their classes. 

 

On Tuesday, March 3, Beta club members picked up Beta bucks from Mrs. Combs that could be cashed in with teachers for one hour of service. Examples of activities that Beta club members could do for their teachers would be cleaning up their teacher’s classrooms before or after class and stacking up their chairs after class. These Beta Bucks are to be used by students to receive credit for their hours at the end of the week.

 

Furthermore, a leadership summit was held during the second Raider Time session for Beta club members to attend and participate in on Wednesday, March 4. This leadership summit was available for all Beta members, regardless if they are officers or not, and non-Beta members to learn about developing their leadership skills. Since it was held in the old gymnasium, Beta club could host and involve many students with this activity.

 

To begin the leadership summit, Beta club sponsors Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Combs asked the audience about their own definition of leadership. To Senior Lily Cooper, the President of Beta club, leadership is “being able to communicate effectively with others, setting an example and benefiting the team rather than an individual.” Afterwards, the students took a brief quiz to determine their communication style on whether they are doers, thinkers, influencers or connectors. They then separated themselves into groups to make creative skits on what represents their communication types. Ending the leadership summit, the students came up with North-related problems where they discussed the solutions in a group discussion with other students.

 

Cooper played an integral role in the success of Beta week, along with club sponsors Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Combs as well as the grade-level Beta officers. She said that they “expanded on the [national beta club] theme and service projects [to plan Beta week]” and “ended up having multiple projects for members to take advantage of.” Furthermore, Cooper “enjoyed the Leadership Summit” because “[it] was a great platform for members to interact with each other and learn more about themselves and others.”

 

On Thursday, March 5, a service project outside of school was planned to get Beta club members active in North Forsyth’s community. Unfortunately, this service project was cancelled, but Beta club plans to create more community service projects in the future.

 

To finish off Beta week, numerous Beta club members wore their club t-shirts and greeted students at North Forsyth High School from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m on Friday, March 6. They greeted North students at the front entrance and the bus entrance with inspirational signs and smiling faces. The signs had simple, uplifting quotes with sayings such as “do something today that your future self will thank you for tomorrow” and “every little thing is gonna be alright.”

 

For North Forsyth’s Beta club, Beta week was definitely an interactive and exciting experience for members and non-members alike. These activities were great opportunities for Beta members to earn service hours and for North’s Beta club to show North Forsyth High School what Beta truly is all about.

 

Cooper thought that Beta week “was a huge success.” She stated that “almost all of [their] members [participated] in at least one service project and [helped] others in the process.” To Cooper, “seeing so many members [take] time out of their mornings to greet other students made [her] proud to be the president of such a positive organization.”