Beta Club News

Our Jr. Beta Club and Senior Beta Club members represented CDS well at the Florida Junior Beta Club Convention and Florida Senior Beta Club Convention which were both held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando this past week.

This was the first time for our Jr. Beta Club to compete and they were amazing! Congratulations to these 8th graders for taking home a number of awards from their competition on February 2-4, 2022.

Jr Beta Club Winners - FL Beta Club Convention - February 2022
  • Poetry, 1st Place: Paula S. 

  • Creative Writing, 1st Place: Ella M. 

  • Drawing, 3rd Place: Caroline C. 

  • Robotics, 3rd Place: Sam Z., Aryan M., Riley H., & Finn S. 

Congratulations to the US Beta Club members who had quite the showing at their state convention on February 4th-5th.

US Beta Club Winners - Florida Beta Club Convention - February 2022
  • Social Studies, 1st Place: Aarnav C. ('25)

  • Math, 1st Place: Aayush P. ('24)

  • Creative Writing - Division 1, 2nd Place: Samantha H. ('25) 

  • Creative Writing - Division 2, 3rd Place: Hailee S. ('23)

  • Color Photography - Division 1, 1st Place: Morgan A.  ('24)

All of these members have qualified for the National Convention in Nashville in July!


Since the first Beta Club was formed in 1934, The National Beta Club has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. The National Beta Club is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills, and encouraging service to others. Mrs. Shelly Hollingsworth is the sponsor of the upper school Beta Club chapter. and Dr. Scott Sandoval is the sponsor of CDS's Jr. Beta Club chapter for middle school students.