Jr. and Sr. Beta Trivia
February 29, 2016
schools became involved at the Jr. Beta Club State level in 1979-1980.
Erath High later joined State campaigns in 1987-1988.
1979-1980 school year, Erath has had twenty nine STATE officers in
office. (Note: This is a combination of Jr. and
Sr. Beta clubs.)
In the 29
years, four served in two or more offices. (Jill
Hebert served two office titles in Jr. Beta while, Jeri Landry, Lauren Lange and
Ryan Poche served at the Jr. and Sr. Beta levels. (Lange and Poche served at the
National Level, too.)
of years at State Level:
Erath Middle (Jr. Beta) has had 20 years of students at the state office level,
while Erath High (Sr. Beta) has 9 years of students at the state level.
Erath State Officer for Jr. Beta was Jill Hebert in 1979-1980.
First ever state officer for Sr. Beta was Jeri Landry in 1987-1988.
the 29 years, Erath Jr. and Sr. Beta Clubs have had: 24 State Presidents for Jr.
and Sr. Beta, 3 National Presidents, 1 State Vice President, 2 State
Secretaries, 1 National Secretary, 1 State Reporter and 1 State Chaplain
are Lauren Lange and Ryan Poche with three each. They each served as Jr. Beta
officers, Sr. Beta officers and National officers. (See information in #5)
Jill Hebert is the only person to serve back to back offices for Jr. Beta at the
state level. She Served first as Jr. Beta Reporter in 1980, and then Jr. Beta
State President in 1981. Sue Butuad was the sponsor at that time.
both Jr. and Sr. Beta Clubs:
Landry was the first person in Erath to serve at the state level for both Jr.
and Sr. Beta clubs. She served first as a state officer at the Jr. Beta level in
1985, then as state officer in the Sr. Beta level in 1988.
National Titles: Five Erath students have held National Beta Titles.
Two Erath Middle students served as National Jr. Beta President (Jennifer Drott
and Chandra Comeaux Breaux.) Three Erath High Students served as national
officers. (Jade Nunez and Ryan Poche served as National Sr. Beta President and
Lauren Lange served as National Sr. Beta Secretary.)
was Erath's first ever National officer. She was elected as the first Jr.
National president at convention held in New Orleans. Rickey Suire was the State
Sponsor for the first National Convention.
(2nd Erath student to ever serve at the National Level and first Erath High Sr.
Beta student to be a National Officer.)
three offices held during her tenure. Those included: Jr. Beta President 2006,
State Sr. Beta Secretary in 2010, National Sr. Beta Secretary in 2010. Another
fact: 3rd Erath student to ever serve at the National Level.
held three offices held during his tenure. Those were: Jr. Beta State President
2008, Sr. Beta State President 2011, National President in 2011, Another fact:
4th Erath student to ever serve at the National Level.
24 of the 25 State Officers attended Dozier Elementary and Erath Middle.
(Malory Savoie moved here after Middle School.)
22 of the 25 State Officers attended, (or are attending)
Erath High. Leslie Landry moved away, Kelbi LaShare and
John Michael Shiner are still at Erath Middle.
Louisiana Jr. Beta State Sponsor:
Middle Faculty Members who have served as State Sponsors.
Sue Ann Butaud 1981
Ebrar Joseph Reaux 1986 and 1987
Rickey Suire Domingues 1996 and 1997
Cynthia Bernard Drott 2004 and 2005
Erath Principal service on Louisiana State Beta Council-Ebrar
Joseph Reaux 1992 through present (20 years), Served as Louisiana State Beta
Council Chairman 2007 through 2010. Served as National Beta Club Board of
Directors member -2007 through 2010, Served as Chairman of the Board for
National Beta Club - 2010.
Searching for EHS Sponsors at this time.
years of no Erath students in office from 1980-2017.
Middle School Jr. Beta (School) History By Ebrar Reaux-The
Erath Middle School Jr. Beta Club was officially chartered on December 16, 1977.
Sue Butaud and Ebrar Reaux served as co-sponsors. At the time, the 6th, 7th, and
8th graders were part of Erath High School. Mr. Robert Segura, Sr. was the
Principal and Mr. Sterling Menard was the Assistant Principal in charge of the
elementary school. The first president of the club was Monica Granger. Erath
High School was an accredited member of Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools. One of the recommendations made by a Peer Review Team during a 3 day
visit to the school was to provide more opportunities for junior high students
to participate in clubs. At the time, Ebrar had a friend named Elizabeth
Bienvenu who taught at Loreauville High School and was sponsor of that schools
Jr. Beta Club. In a conversation about the SACS recommendation, Elizabeth
suggested to Ebrar that Erath High look at chartering a Jr. Beta Club. The
National Beta Club is a non-profit organization that promotes academic
excellence, character, leadership and service. Ebrar shared the suggestion with
Sue Butaud and the two felt the Beta Club would be an excellent organization for
jr. high school students to be associated. Upon receiving approval from the
school administration, the National Beta Club Office in Spartanburg, South
Carolina was contacted and the appropriate application was filed for a charter
for the Erath Jr. High School Jr. Beta Club. The club would later become known
as the Erath Elementary Jr. Beta Club with Mr. Donald Primeaux as its Principal
and then eventually as the Erath Middle School Jr. Beta School with Mr. Ebrar
Reaux as its Principal (1989 2005). The Principal of EMS at that time was Mrs. Lynn
Guidry Moss (2005 to 2014). Sandy Huval was Principal from 2014-2015. The
current Principal is Wendy Suire Stoute (2015-Present)
Erath High Club history
The Erath High Beta Club was established during the 1961-1962 school year, under the direction of
Sterling Menard. Laura Gaspard helped him with the club. Mrs. Nell Schexnayder
took over in 1968.
Around 1972, Principal Robert Segura asked Clevie Thibodeaux and Sue Butaud to
take over the club.
A few years later, After helping organize the Jr. Beta Club, Butaud remained
with the Jr. Beta Club.
Clevie Thibodeaux remained the sponsor for 25 years.
High Club Sponsors:
1. Sterling Menard (with the help of Laura Gaspard) 1961-1967
2. Nell Schexnayder 1968-1972
3. Clevie Thibodeaux 1972-1997 and Sue Butaud 1972-1979
4. Susan Bares Cassidy 1997-1998
5. Jennifer DePriest August 1998 - July 2008
6. Emily Zegura
7. Eva Lange
8. Other Educators who helped annually were:
b. Amy Noel
c. Louisa Primeaux
d. Randy Barras
officers in 1961-1962 were President Carl Doumit, Vice President Robert
Carlin, Secretary Shirley Domingues and Treasurer Ann Broussard. The club
had 18 charter members that year.
25 Erath students who served as a state officer for Jr. Beta, Sr. Beta
or both in the 29 year history of the Erath Beta officers are listed below.
- Served twice consecutively in Jr. Beta. 1980 State Reporter and 1981 State
Jr. Beta. Secretary-Treasurer in 1981-82
as a State Jr. Beta President in 1985 and Sr. Beta President in 1988.
Leslie Landry (Babin)
Beta Louisiana State President 1985-1986
Jr. Beta Louisiana State President 1986-1987
Jr. Beta Louisiana
State President 1987-1988
Jr. Beta Louisiana State President 1988-1989
Jr. Beta Louisiana
State President 1990-1991
Ann Rachel Hebert
Jr. Beta Louisiana State President 1991-1992
Jr. Beta Louisiana
State President 1992-1993
Beta Louisiana State President 1993-1994
Jr. Beta Louisiana State Chaplain 1996-1997
First Erath student EVER to serve as a National President. She was
the 1997-1998 Jr. Beta State President, that year as well.
Served as 1998-1999 State and National Beta President). He was the first
Erath HIGH student to serve at the Sr. Beta National level.
Sr. Beta Louisiana State President 1999-2000.
2000-2001 Jr. Beta Louisiana State President and National Jr. Beta
- Sr. Beta
Louisiana State President 2005-2006
- Jr. Beta Louisiana State President 2008-2009
Served as 2005-2006 Jr. Beta State President and 2009 State Sr. Beta and
Served as the Sr. Beta State Secretary 2010-11.
Served as 2007-2008 Jr. Beta State President and the 2011-2012 Sr. State
Beta and National President
- 2012-2013 Sr. Beta Louisiana State President
Caroline Poche -
2013-2014 Jr. Beta Louisiana State President
- 2015-2016 Sr. Beta Louisiana State Secretary
2015-2016 Jr. Beta Louisiana State President
Louisiana Jr. Beta State President
Jr. and Sr. Beta State and National officers by club @
Chronological Order of both Sr. and Jr. Beta combined @
Erath Jr. and Sr. Beta Trivia - February 27, 2016 @
Article on the Trio of Sr. Beta National officers @