A chapter of the National Beta Club at AHS strives to make an impact in the Anna community by serving and doing Community Service projects, all year long.

“The Beta National Motto is “Let Us Lead by Serving Others.” said Stephanie Bristol, one of the Beta Club sponsors at AHS.

“As part of Anna High Schools Beta Club, we encourage all of our students to become leaders. Not only within our Beta Club Service Projects, but outside in the community as well.”

There is a mandatory project set for each month, and the students are also expected to get 30 hours of Community Service outside of the mandatory projects.

On Saturday, November 11, the AHS Beta Club did “Adopt-a-Highway” where the club has “adopted” a portion of Highway 5 through Anna and Melissa that they clean up twice a year.

Some other projects include volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in Sherman, volunteering at the annual Glow Fest, Operation Christmas Child, clothing and food drives, and writing thank you notes and cards to Soldiers, among many other projects.

“My Favorite service project was definitely volunteering at the Soup Kitchen last May.” said AHS Junior and Beta Club Secretary, Nick Reid.

“I got to directly see an impact on the community and how we are helping others through Beta.” Reid said.

“I ended up getting the privilege to play the piano for some of the people in need, and loved watching my passion make others smile.”

The AHS Beta Club chapter grows every single year, as more students are inspired by the work that the Beta Club does.

The Chapter at AHS is well known in the Anna community, as there are many different opportunities that come up throughout the year for students to serve.

“Often our Beta members are asked to help volunteer with various different activities within the community.” said Bristol.

“All of our members are required to serve as well as assist in serving, and we hope that through this they become better leaders within the future.”