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National Beta Club

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.  It's mission is 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

The Harrells Christian Academy Senior Beta Club has over 60 active members and engages in many service opportunities on campus and in local communities.  The Senior Beta Club also competes at the NC State Convention and frequently qualifies for competitions at the National Beta Convention each summer.  Many students have been  crowned "National Champion" in a varitey of events the past several years.

Highlights from the 2018 State Convention

1st Place

Language Arts I – Aidan Kunst

Short Story – Lucas Thornton

2nd Place

Language Arts I – Nicole Dixon

Poetry I  - O’Neika Williams

Fresh Look At Beta - Zaria Washington, Larson Cashwell, Sophie Dixon, and Savannah Wells

Show Choir - Brayden Sutton, Miranda Wells, Kyra Gensel, Cameron Simpson, Gracy Peterson, Sophie Dixon, Thomas Rhodes, Stefani Boussias, Annabeth Ellis, Madison Cannon, Jeana Grace Bowker, Olivia Toler, Ellie Carone, and Anna Rackley

3rd Place

Character Skit - Brayden Sutton, Miranda Wells, Caroline Jones, Abbigail Clark, Kyra Gensel, MacKenzie Harrell, Cameron Simpson, and Anna Rackley

Top 10

Fiber Arts (4th) - Jean Grace Bowker

Club Trading Pins (5th)  - Abbigail Clark, Stefani Boussias, Annabeth Ellis, and Jeana Grace Bowker

Banner (5th) -  Brayden Sutton, Kyra Gensel, Ivey Rouse, and O’Neika Williams

Agriculture I (5th) - Mary Lila Blackburn

Science I (5th) - Rhylee Pope

Science II (5th) - Brayden Sutton

Spotlight on Service (6th) - Ellie Carone

Campaign Skit (6th) - produced by Seth Harrell and performed by all students

Group Talent (6th) - all students

Speech (7th) - Gracy Peterson

Premier Performer Award - Abbigail Clark, Caroline Jones, and Ivey Rouse - This award, new to Beta Club this year, invites selected dancers and singers to come to the national convention and rehearse with a professional choreographer for a special performance at both the convention and a “flash mob” in the city of Savannah.