BIDWELL — River Valley High School Students have received all statewide scholarships from the National Beta Program.
Chance Gilman, Erin Jackson, and Brody Moles are the recipients of $1,000 scholarships, each. This year Ohio was only eligible for a total of three scholarships from the National Beta Organization.
In order to earn the scholarship, students must document and submit all of their community service hours, obtain letters of recommendation, and write an essay about community service and the impact of Beta on the students and community. Between Jackson, Moles, and Gilman, they have more than a thousand hours of community service documented this year alone.
The Beta Club has had a successful year on the whole as well. They competed in the state Beta Convention and took home first place honors. They have been involved with helping other groups do fundraisers, collected food for local shelters and pantries, helped families with gifts at Christmas time, wrote letters to veterans around Christmas time, helped show choir with their COPA production, and assisted the Junior Women’s Club with several events, among others.
Gilman is State of Ohio secretary national leadership representative.
“I do a lot of traveling to state conventions, the national conference, and other schools to talk about the benefits of Beta club to their communities,” Gilman said. “I spoke last year at the National Convention in New Orleans in front of 15,000 people, which has really helped me grow as a leader.”
Advisor Aaron Walker said “As advisers to the largest Beta club in the state, Amy Stanley and I are incredibly proud of the hard work and countless hours these students have given to our school and community. In particular, our graduating seniors have set a standard of excellence for our school and we only look forward to seeing what more they will accomplish in their bright futures.”
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org