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! CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 Page 5 Beta Club inductions included, left to right, front, Steven Hall, Caitlyn Fleming, Tyler Carter, Erica Hubbard, Katie Jenkins, Emily Higgins, Victoria Lane, Chelsea Phillips, Bridgette McCarty and 'Brittany Taylor. Back row: Walker Long, President BETA; Caitlin 'Phillips, BETA Club Vice President; Lexi Kennedy, Secretary/Treasurer of the BETA Club, and Korey Purtee and Haley Crabtree, senior BETAs. CHS Beta Club inducts 22 new members On Tuesday, November 26, twenty Castlewood High School students were inducted into the CHS Chapter of BETA. Inducted were Steven Hall, son of Jimmy and Scarlett Fleming; Caitlyn Fleming, daughter of Johnny and Mitzi Fleming; Tyler Carter, son of Sandy and Dana Carter; Erica Hubbard, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Hubbard; Katie Jenkins daughter of Johnny and Mitzi Fleming; Emily Higgins, daughter of Julie and Bill Higgins; Victoria Lane, daughter of Roger and Linda Gray; Chelsea Phillips, daughter of Chris and Kim Patrick; Bridgette McCarty, daughter of Jay and Lisa McCarty; and Brittany Taylor, daughter of Jonathan and Aime Taylor. Also participating were Walker Long, President BETA; Caitlin Phillips, BETA Club Vice President; Lexi Kennedy, Secretary/Treasurer of the BETA Club, Korey Purtee and Haley Crabtree Sen- ior BETA Ceremony Participants. Inductees Savannah Crew, daughter of Tamari Crew; Autumn Ingle, daughter of Junior and Crystal Ingle; Kacie Jessee, daughter of Jerry and Dawn Jessee, Tomi Amburgey, daughter of Thomas and Sandra Amburgey; Heaven Parridgen, daughter of Kevin and Tina Parridgen; Damien Patrick, son of Chad and Rebecca Patrick; Jared Ring, son of Jason and Linda Ring; Alexandra Vance, daughter of Tony Vance; and Alex Stallard, daughter of John and Sara Stallard. The National Beta Club (often called merely Beta) is an organization at CHS in grades 9 through 12. Its purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leader-ship and service. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the organization has more than 8,750 clubs nationally and intemation- ally. Beta is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on com- munity service. It was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris, a Wofford College professor. The club motto is Let Us Lead By Serving Others." Traditionally, students are awarded member-ship based on their grades (GPA) and character traits. Each individual school chooses what items they will look at for their chap- ter's member qualifica- tions. The standards at CHS include a cumulative GPA of 94, three letters of recommendation, an essay, good academic standing, and moral character. The Junior Division of The National Beta Club, begun in 1961, is for stu- dents in 5th through 9th grade. The Senior Division of Beta is for 9th through 12th graders. There are more than 430,000 active Betas in the Senior and Junior divisions and over 6,000,000 alumni. Virginia Sen. Puckett visits Ca:stlewood High Senator Puckett was on hand to celebrate the Project Discover Program with students from Castlewood High School. Project Discover is a col- lege access program. The Southwest program serves high schools in Washington County, Russell County, City of Bristol and Council High School in Buch-anan County. According to the Project Discovery website, for nearly three decades Project Discovery has impacted thousands of stu- dents in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently offered through 23 local programs, Project Discovery works with students from poten- tial fn'st generation post- secondary education atten- dees. Stressing the impor- tance of education to these students, Project Discovery, through its partner agencies, provide workshops to improve basic skills (e.g., study skills, time management, financial planning, etc.) and assist students on the process of completing applications (admission and fmancial aid) to post- secondary institutions. As a result, a greater number of students who would not have gone on to post-sec- ondary education have elected to continue their education. Project Discovery's goal is to eliminate povety through education. A high school graduate makes 26% more than a high school drop-out. A college graduate makes 36% more than a high school gradu- ate. Less than 40% of adults with less than a high school diploma are employed while over 80% of college graduates are employed. It is clear that education is the "silver bullet"that can end pover- ty, not only for the gradu- ating students but for the successive generations that will come after. Project Discovery has a proven record of effective stew-ardship of the public dollars entrusted to them. With a success rate of over 90% of last yearfs graduat- ing students matriculating to post-secondary educa- tion, Project Discovery spends less than $850.00 per student, per year. Similar federal programs spend nearly $5;000.00 per student, per year. Project Discovery believes that hardworking, meritorious students should not be deprived of an opportunity to attend college simply because of a lack of funding. Our vision is to see that every student graduates from high school and every stu- dent who has the desire and demonstrates the abili- ty, be able to attend post- secondary education. Planned activities for the school year include college campus visits on Saturday through-out the school year, cultural events including the Barter Theatre, college sporting events, monthly work- shops at area high schools, and community aware- ness and volunteering opportunities. For information on the CHS Project Discovery , contact Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Melissa Cook at 276-762-9449. CES announces honor roll CastlewoodElementary Scarberry, Grace Statzer, second six-weeks honor Mackenzie Bentley, roll is as follows: Jaydon Castle, Seth Jones, JanaKay Kiser, Mackenzie THIRD GRADE: All Maxfield, Jasmine A's -- Maddox Barnette, McClean, Savannah Tiffany Proffitt, Dylan Meade, Jason Powers, Salyers, Kyle Auville, Laci Williams, Hailey Sydnee McNew, Brandon Chambers, Kolton Creech, Salyer, Frank Worley, Taylor Fields, Hunter Alexis Kite, McKinley Hicks, Kendra Ingle. Lowe. A&B's -- Skyler SIXTH GRADE: All Fields, Ayden Grizzle, A's -- Rilee Barnette, Madison Mullins, Kimber Ricky Burns, Shiloh Amos, Riley Hileman, Lyttle, Dylan Mullins, Hailey Keith, Hailey Rachel Proffitt, Skyler Lewis, Bri Phillips, Daniel Roberson, Caleb Skeens. Woodruff, Abby Bradley, A&B's -- Alisha Bise, Adam Gibson, Camille Lindsey Cromer, Abigail Jones, Jacob Lasley, Gordon, Michael Jessee, Aubrey Linkous, Karly Cage Justus, Jacob Vance, Max field, Jadah Greear, Karlie White. Lilly Pennington, Jasmine Poston, Kassidy Smith, Alexandria Smith, Gracie Turner, Dylan Edwards, Brandon Reynolds, Emily Williams, Isaiah Artrip, Candler Dudley, Collen Dudley. SEVENTH GRADE: All A's Kelly Goodson, Chloe Marshall, Jacqueline Wallace, Chloe Collins, Bailee Cress, Brady Gilbert, Daya Hall, Logan Homer, Seth Hylton, Haleigh Ingle, Gunnar Jessee, McKenna Jordan, Isabelle Kennedy, Breann Long, Zoe Phillips, Lillie Sanders. 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