Welcome to the Goreville High School Beta Club web site!!!! The purpose of the National Beta Club is to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
Our mission is to continually develop and nurture individuals by providing opportunities and experiences enabling them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership in a global community. We are invited to join the Goreville High School Beta Club based on all of the above qualities, with an emphasis on good grades and a willingness to serve our school and community. We hold an Induction Ceremony each spring to induct new eligible students to our Beta Club chapter. We believe in the Beta Creed which is as follows:
As a member of the Beta Club and as a citizen of my community, state, and nation I believe in and shall strive to promote the principles of:
knowing that honesty is necessary to the formation of good character, and that the principles of honesty dictate that I not only refrain from acts of dishonesty; but that I perform my duties fully and take advantage of the opportunities afforded me by my circumstances;
believing that it is only right and proper that I should be just and fair in my dealings with my fellowman; that I should condemn no one without giving him a chance to defend himself; and that I should consider all factors before forming an opinion of another's motives, or before passing judgment upon his actions;
being convinced that the rendering of helpful service to my fellowman is a duty and privilege conferred upon me by my forbears and by my environment, and that I can attain lasting satisfaction only by rendering such service to the best of my ability;
knowing that I must work closely and in a friendly manner with others in this day of highly organized social and economic endeavor; and that I must respect authority and strive at all times to be dependable-if I am to be of greatest helpfulness to society;
believing that full happiness is possible only through full acceptance of responsibility for my actions and for preserving and passing my rich inheritance on to coming generations;
being aware of the of the fact that-if I am to be a factor for progress in my community and a real help to my associates-my mind must be alert to understand and my hands ready to perform promptly and fully the tasks that come my way;
being convinced that humbleness of spirit is the only proper attitude for me to maintain in my relation with my associates, and that such spirit and attitude will make for my own peace of mind and for the well-being of those with whom I come in contact;
knowing that if I am-
tolerant in my appraisal of the ideas of others;
generous in the use of my worldly assets;
considerate of the rights of others;
courteous in my actions toward all alike;
gentle in my efforts to correct errors in others;
kind in the exercise of my duties-
I shall then be better able to contribute to the happiness of myself and others.
Our club attends and competes each year in the State Beta Convention usually held in Springfield, IL. We have won several awards and competitions over the years. We stay for two days and have a great time at the conventions getting to know other Beta Club members from across the state. Mrs. Stanley and Mrs. Maze are our sponsors and our Superintendent, Dr. Webb is a member of the Illinois Beta Club Board of Directors. Mrs. Stanley is also currently serving as State Sponsor Elect. So, as you can see, we take our Beta Club membership very seriously here at Goreville High School and we are very proud of our chapter!!!
Thanks for checking out our site and come back soon!!!
GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BETA CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY 2016
GOREVILLE TEACHER NAMED BETA CLUB STATE SPONSOR
Goreville High School Band Teacher and Beta Club Sponsor Barb Stanley was elected Illinois State Sponsor at the Illinois High School Beta Club Convention held in March - 2015 Mrs. Stanley has been the sponsor of the Goreville Beta Club Chapter for the past 16 years. She will serve for two years as sponsor-elect and then two years as State Sponsor. During her term she will represent the State of Illinois when meeting with the National Beta Club and other state sponsors from across the U.S.A. The National Beta Club, "committed to recognizing high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills, and encouraging service to others", is the largest independent, non-profit student organization in the nation. Students in the Beta Club must start with a 3.75 GPA and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA to be recognized. This is the second time Mrs. Stanley will serve as State Beta Sponsor.
Congratulations Mrs. Stanley and our Beta winners!!!
Beta Convention 2016Quiz Bowl 2nd Place Winners at State Convention 2016Beta Broadway Dinner Fundraiser May 2016