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Beta Club

Beta Club

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America.  It was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The organization's mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.  The Brookwood chapter of the Beta Club was established in November 1981.
The Brookwood Beta club is dedicated to actively serving those in our community -- both locally and beyond. Brookwood's Beta Club is open to members in grades 10 - 12.  Eligible members must have a 90.0 cumulative GPA and a clean discipline record.  Applications are accepted through midnight of Labor Day in September. Applications CANNOT be accepted after this deadline.  For more application information see the section below on 2019-2020 Applications.
NOTE:  Freshmen will be able to apply for membership in the Brookwood High School Beta Club at the beginning of 2nd Semester based on their 1st Semester Cumulative GPAs.  Eligible Freshmen must have a cumulative GPA of 90.0 or higher and a clean discipline record.  Invitations will be mailed to all eligible Freshmen in January.  

2019-2020 Beta Club Applications

Applications are NO longer being accepted as the deadline for membership this school year has passed.  The deadline was midnight of Monday, September 2, 2019.  


Spring 2020 Freshman Beta Club Application

All eligible Freshmen will be identified and mailed invitations to apply in January 2020 based on their first semester grades.




BHS Beta Club Sponsors:

Due to the large size of the BHS Beta Club, each sponsor oversees different club activities during the course of the year.  When possible, please direct emails regarding specific activities or events to the sponsor in charge.

Ms. Deanna Morrison
Fall Membership/Induction, Officers, Record Keeping, General Club Information, 11th Grade contact

Ms. Rebecca Backfisch
Semester Meetings, Cluster School Volunteer Activities, Annual Banquet, General Club Information, 10th Grade contact

Mrs. Ginny Hanley
State Convention (meetings, planning, etc.)

Mrs. Donnaye Moore
State Convention, Assists with Freshmen

Mrs. Debbie Steiner
Fundraising, Freshmen Membership/Induction, 9th Grade contact (2nd semester only) 

Mrs. Stephanie Timmons
Blood Drives, 12th Grade contact



Upcoming Meetings and Events



MANDATORY Fall Semester Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Commons Area, 2:20 pm
At this meeting we will introduce this year's Beta Club officers and sponsors, review how to earn points and explain how they will be tracked, review all important dates and events for the school year.  Reminder emails will be sent to all Betas who applied through the application, paid their dues, and were accepted into the club.  As this is the only required meeting for the semester, it is expected that every Beta will make an effort to attend.  We will provide passes to sports practices and other club activities at the end of the meeting for those students who need them.  If you absolutely cannot attend, then see the makeup meeting schedule below.



Fall Semester Meeting - Makeup Meeting 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Theater, 6:30 am
All Betas must attend the fall semester meeting to receive information on all important Beta events, deadlines, and policies for earning service points.  Any Beta who does NOT attend the semester meeting on Tuesday, September 17th MUST plan to attend this makeup meeting Failure to attend the Tuesday afternoon meeting or the Wednesday morning meeting puts the Beta's active member status in jeopardy.  Contact Ms. Morrison if you have questions.



Beta Club Fall Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Commons Area, 7:00 pm
We will induct all our new Betas at the this ceremony.  All new club members are expected to attend to receive their membership certificates and pins and be officially recognized as new Brookwood Betas.  Parents and friends are welcome to attend.  Please email or speak with Ms. Morrison if you have any questions.



Beta Club State Convention Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Commons Area, 2:20 pm
Come find out about the excitement and fun of attending and competing at the annual State Beta Club Covention held in Savannah, GA.  The convention will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 through Friday, January 24, 2020.  There are competitions for all grade levels from the academic to the artistic.  It is also a fabulous way to meet other Betas from around the state and make new Beta friends!!











Alexander Hong
Ciara Mitchell

12th Grade Officers
Sydney Bell
Mishal Qassamali

11th Grade Officers
Kellyn Brisendine
Syeed Ghaus

10th Grade Officers
Amber Aslam
Caroline Teck

Grace Guo

Competition Coordinator
Albright Tuah