Aly Bramlett, a Clinton High School Senior, was named a 2020 National Beta Scholar. Bramlett was chosen out of over 3,200 Beta scholarship applicants from around the country. National Beta, headquartered in South Carolina, recognizes outstanding young people in 39 states, the District of Columbia, China, Hungary, Puerto Rico and Russia. National Beta encourages its’ members to continue education beyond high school. They do this through their national scholarship program. Today, we are honored to have a student who is one of this year's 247 National Beta scholarship recipients. Beta members are not only high academic achievers; they are also leaders and service-minded individuals. While grades and SAT/ACT scores help determine Beta Scholars, it's the leadership and service activities as Betas that draw the winners to the top. With over 500,000 members, one of our own was selected as one of the top 247 Betas in the country. This student exemplifies the Beta ideals of academic achievement, leadership, character and service. She will advance to round two of the National Beta Club Scholarship process with a chance to win scholarships up to $20,000. In her time in CHS Beta Bramlett has been a 3 time National Beta Convention Qualifier, finishing in the top 10 at Nationals. She will be going to the Beta National Convention this summer as a double qualifier. Bramlett is clearly an outstanding member of the class of 2020. Aly Bramlett is the daughter of Rob and Kim Bramlett of Clinton.
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
Between the Junior Beta Club (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta Club (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $5 million in scholarships.
There are now more than 450,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.
Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.
Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.
CHS Beta students under the leadership of Mrs. Sarah Hutchins recieved the 4th place National award for Visual Art and two top ten recognitions for Creative Writing and Spanish competitions.