Mission Statement

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

Beta Club is a national organization based on the four pillars of service, achievement, leadership, and character. The motto of the national organization is “Let Us Lead by Serving Others.” Magazine has had a senior high club since 1982, and a junior high club was added four years ago

The clubs attend a leadership summit each year in October, and their state conventions in January. Both of these events are in Hot Springs, and both allow the clubs opportunities to compete and qualify for nationals. The senior high club has qualified to compete at every national convention since 2014, and they have attended conventions in Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando (twice), and Oklahoma City over the past few years. The junior high club first qualified to compete at the national convention in their second year, but were unable to attend the convention as it was canceled due to the pandemic. They qualified again in 2021 and were able to attend the national convention in Orlando, and they have already qualified to compete at the 2022 national convention in Nashville.

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Arkansas Leadership Summit

Making Our Community a Better Place

Magazine Beta Clubs are also involved in several service projects. For the past few years, they have formed a Relay for LIfe team and raised money for the American Cancer Society. They have also raised money to buy toys for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest. Besides raising money for various groups, the clubs have also looked for opportunities to provide volunteer service to their school and community including school and community clean-up, aid stations for the Arkansas Marathon, and toy drives for Toys for Tots, 

About Us

Membership in Beta is by invitation, based on grades and teacher recommendations. The junior high club is for students in grades 7 and 8, and the senior high club is for grades 9-10. Donna Riddle was a charter member of the senior high club when it was formed in 1982, and she has been the main sponsor since returning to teach at her alma mater in the fall of 1988. Her co-sponsors for the senior high club are Thomas Riddle and Andy DeWitt, and, for the junior high club, Courtney Holt and Jordan Duff.