An award plaque titled "Collaboration Connection"
The Collaboration Connection award from the National Beta Club Regional Leadership Summit

Members of University View Academy’s (UVA) Beta Club recently attended the Beta Club Regional Leadership Summit in Lafayette, Louisiana. UVA’s chapter placed as a Leadership Qualifier in the Collaboration Connection challenge and became eligible to compete at Beta’s national convention to be held this summer in Savannah, Georgia. 

The two-day summit allowed UVA’s Beta members to interact in person. They had the opportunity to listen to motivational guest speakers, engage in group discussions, and compete in team-building challenges. Attendees kept busy even between sessions. They could complete a scavenger hunt, mingle with students from other chapters, and trade special pins representing the various schools present.

“I came for the resume boost and stayed for the community,” shared club president Dylan Jacob. “As soon as I joined, I was on the same wavelength as the people there. It was the most connected I’d felt with a group in a long time.” 

UVA’s chapter will attend Louisiana’s state convention in January before traveling to the national convention in June where they will have the opportunity to compete against other chapters in various academic and creative challenges. UVA chapter members’ commitment to excellence, leadership, and service is worthy of applause.

“For our UVA Beta students, many share the same classes and have forged friendships through live sessions and other UVA events. Giving them the opportunity to engage in in-person leadership training strengthens these friendships while learning teamwork, leadership, and life skills,” said Beta club sponsor Shelly Centanni via email.

National Beta Club is a non-profit educational youth organization that aims to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among students. Members must have a high GPA and complete service hours throughout the year. Beta Club’s ideals reinforce UVA’s goals of empowered and future-ready students. UVA’s chapter has over 160 members at the high school level.

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