PWHS Beta Club earned several honors at the Ohio Senior Beta Club Convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 16-17. According to the Ohio Senior Beta Club, "the mission of the National Beta Club Convention Program is to allow students opportunities to showcase their academic achievement, artistic creativity, critical thinking skills, collaborative teamwork, and increase student leadership. Beta convention challenges all participants to achieve more, serve more, lead more thus succeeding beyond all expectations!" The honors awarded to PWHS Beta members were as follows:
Vice President---Abbie Powell
Senior Representative---Madison Compton
Junior Representative---Molly Taylor
Sophomore Representative---Breanna Skaggs
Directors of Activities---Isaiah Norman, Kim Tieman, and Halee Butcher
Article by Blaine Weaver
Photos by Kristie Copley
The 2016 Portsmouth West Beta Club blood drive was a success by passing the expected 31 liters of blood and receiving 35 liters donated by 41 students on Oct. 17 which is 113% above the original goal. The blood drive was held in the gym to collect donated blood to give blood to people who need it and save lives. With the 35 liters of productive units, 27 whole blood and 8 double red units, the Red Cross is hoping to save 105 lives with the donated units. This blood drive is one of the primary service projects of the Portsmouth West Beta club. The next blood drive will be in Feb. 9 2017. Makayla Cooper says one of the reasons she donated was because "I like helping others and I heard about the blood drive and thought it would be great to donate my blood to help save someones life."
Emily Cantrell recuperates after donation.
Beta Members Trey Patrick, Katelyn York and Ariel Lewis work the recovery station and assist Austin Baldwin and Chris Dials.
Red Cross staff member and Beta Club member, Jade Ratliff, check on the well-being of student donor Bronson McCall.
Beta Officers 2016
President- Katelyn York
Vice President- Audrey Stratton
Historians- Lindsey Howard & Jade Ratliff
PWHS BETA CLUB
Any student who has achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative average from freshman year on will be invited to be a member of the PWHS BETA CLUB. Please click on attachments to see Club Members and new Inductees.