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Beta Club gains 16 new members

February 5, 2020
The Town Crier

Sixteen Holy Family students from sixth and seventh grade were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club on Monday, Jan. 27 at Holy Family School. These 16 students join the 38 current seventh and eighth grade student Beta Club Members. The Club is a scholastic, service and leadership organization. Members aim to be of service to their school, community, state and nation. Five candles are lit during the ceremony, serving as reminders to their pledge to uphold the ideals of our nation. The white candle denotes light, purity, and faith. The red candle demotes love, wisdom and bravery. The blue candle is indicative of truth, constancy and fidelity. The black candle symbolizes the dignity, restraint and seriousness which members search for knowledge and truth. Finally, the gold candle designates warmth, friendliness and faithfulness.

The new members are pinned with the National Junior Beta Club pin by members of their family. Students are pinned by parents, grandparents, or older siblings. The students publicly pledge their commitment to this club and receive a certificate and pin acknowledging their membership.

Logan Tsarnas, a seventh grade student, was newly initiated this year. He was excited to join Beta Club and asked his grandmother, Lisa Timms, to pin him.

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Pictured are the newly initiated members of the Holy Family Junior Beta Club with Principal Kathleen Stoops and Monsignor Connell. Pictured in front row are Frank Slaina, Ashely Levak, Abigail Markey, Jalin Wilcox, Sophia Rotunno, and Monsignor Connell. In second row are Mackenzie Dennison, Luke Lantz, Constantine Stamp, Tessa Venrose, Lillian McDonald and Maria Wilson. In back row are Stoops, Giuliana Ricchiuti, Logan Tsarnas, Evan Brockway, Carolyn Dambrogio and Sophia Dibo.

"I wanted to be in Beta Club because I enjoy helping others and serving others," Logan said. "I picked my nunna because she is the strongest person I know. She is a cancer survivor and is getting ready to fight another battle of it. She leads by example which makes me strive to be a leader that much more."

Lisa Timms felt honored to to participate in the ceremony pinning her grandson.

"I felt it was an honor for Logan to pick me," she said. "He has fought my battle with me and continues to help me get through this fight. He shows me everyday how compassionate he is and how much he cares for others"

The 2019/2020 National Junior Beta Club Officers include the following: President, Liam Burk; Vice President, Ella Schrickel; Secretary, Helen Faur; Treasurer, Dayna Hughes; Representative, Natalie Filisky

 
 

 

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