The 2014-2015 school year marks the beginning of the Junior Beta Club at Newton-Conover Middle School. Throughout the past year, staff members have been meeting to determine the requirements each student would need to meet in order to be eligible for induction. It was decided that students would need to have a semester average of 93% for all classes. The average is taken from first and second quarter grades. Once inducted, students must maintain their straight A average, complete a designated number of community service hours, and receive no discipline referrals.
For fall 2014 inductions, 7th and 8th grade students were eligible based on the semester average from spring 2014. On October 20, 2014, the inaugural class of 17 Junior Beta Club members were inducted. These students began working to design their service projects for the year, and elections were held for club officers. The 2014-15 Junior Beta Club Officers are as follows:
Nick Foster – President
Declan Shea – Vice President
Kyra Porter – Secretary
Caleb Henze – Treasurer
Tucker Clark – 8th Grade Representative
Brann Reid – 7th Grade Representative
Jamie Henze – 6th Grade Representative
6th graders became eligible after their semester, Fall 2014, at NCMS. The spring 2015 induction was held on March 31, 2015. With the eligibility extending to 6th grade students, 32 students from all three grade levels were newly inducted.
During the ceremony, students learned about and celebrated the keys necessary to unlock the doors of opportunity in their future – Achievement, Character, Leadership, and Service. Students received a key to serve as a reminder of their commitment to their families, their school, and themselves.