`BETA -- Above and Beyond
`BETA -- Above and Beyond

BETA National Theme

  • BETA Above and Beyond

    The theme for this year

    Beta Convention is 

    BETA Above and Beyond

Jr. Beta

Club Information


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


Junior Beta has two fundraising events at PES, one in the fall, one in the spring.  Be on the lookout for the MarbleSlab© order form the last week of August and in March.  The fundraiser helps members attend District and State Conventions, it also goes toward the state philanthropy.

Club Sponsors

Deanna Vinson
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Terri Mayberry
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  • Individual Competitions (Academic)
    Language Arts ~ Math ~ Science ~ Social Studies
  • Individual Competitions (Other)
    Essay ~ Speech ~ Poetry ~ Visual Arts
  • Team Competions
    Quiz Bowl ~ Book Battle ~ Tower of Power ~ Advertising Design ~ Robotics
  • Club Competition
    Banner ~ Scrapbook ~ Technology ~ T-Shirt ~ Spotlight Your Club ~ Talent

Book Battle Reading List

  • Division I (5th Grade)
    Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

    The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin Smile by Raina Telgemeir Nature Attacks by Lauren Trashis

    Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade by Elvira Woodruff

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

    The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

    The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

    The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

  • Divistion II (6th Grade)
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

    The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
    March:Book One
    by John Lewis & Andrew
    Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

    Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

    Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    Phantoms in the Snow by Kathleen Benner Duble
    Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos