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The Junior Beta Club at Madison Academy has been busy since the beginning of the year. The Junior Beta Club is an organization that recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students. It also promotes good citizenship and leadership. The club exists for the good of the school and the community as well as for the members. In keeping with the Beta Club Motto, "Let Us Lead By Serving Others," members must complete a minimum of service hours each month. Since the beginning of the year, club members have been assisting younger children with accelerated reader, working everyday with the 4K students, reading twice a week to 1st graders, tutoring students after school in math and reading and assisting in the PreK after school program. Students have been raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project by donating $1 a month. They sent cards to Veterans at the VA Hospital on Veterans Day. In November, they served lunches and gave tours at the grand opening of the Madison Youth Ranch. In December, the Junior Beta Club attended the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Orlando with over 1,000 other Junior Beta Club members from all over the state. The club members participated in spelling, math, science, speech, arts and crafts, group talent, tower of power and spotlight on your school’s club competitions. Mikenzi Plain won 1st place for her quilt in the Arts and Crafts Division. In January, Madison Academy inducted six new members into the Junior Beta Club. The banquet and ceremony were held at First Baptist Church in front of over 80 friends and family members. In February, the club will be doing the “Shamrocks for a Cure” fundraiser to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. Shamrocks are sold for $1 to students and are posted in the office with the student's name on them. The fundraiser will be from Feb. 16 thru March 13.