BETA Club

BETA Club

Alyssa Austin, Reporter

Independence High offers a handful of clubs and extra curricular activities, one of which is the IHS BETA club. This is ran and directed by Mr. McClain and his multiple sponsors. This club instills responsibility and work ethic in students that participate. There are some requirements to be inducted into BETA club. For example, if you are a freshman you have to have a 4.0 GPA; however, if you are a junior you only have to maintain a 3.25 GPA. BETA club members participates in the BETA convention in Charleston, WV. At this convention participants compete in many categories, such as, art, music, theatre, social studies, math, science, and more. There is a field to participate for everyone. In order to pay for, not only this trip but other BETA club activities,  BETA members must fundraise.   Money that isn’t used from the previous year is kept and passed down to help pay for the next year. There are currently 148 members from Independence High and it continues to grow each year with new classes coming to the high school.