GCA Beta Club Qualifies for National Competition

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Maria Blencowe

Atlanta, GA 10/24-10/25 - National Beta members from Georgia Cyber Academy are celebrating their recent participation in the Georgia Leadership Summit.  They were announced as qualifiers of the Collaboration Connection challenge.

2022-2023 National Beta Competition Qualifier Award

National Beta Leadership Summits bring together students from multiple states for 1–2-day events. During that time, students work with interactive speakers who engage members through introspective exercises and team-building activities. Clubs can also participate in team-based leadership challenges which test their communication, critical thinking, creativity, presentation, and collaboration skills. Their victory at this level provides the opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Convention will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville during the Summer of 2023. 

photo of beta club members and club sponsor

Mrs. Gilyard the GCA Beta Advisor notes: Our GCA Beta team received scores of “Excellent” in critical thinking and creativity during their Collaboration Connection challenge.  The challenge required team members to think on their feet by applying collaborative leadership skills in a combination of performance-paced and task-based problem-solving. Our GCA Beta also received an award for participating in Beta Leadership Training that included topics on the four pillars of Beta, attributes of an effective leader, and planning service and outreach activities.

Last year our GCA Beta received designations for School of Distinction and School of Merit due to our continued growth and alignment with the Beta motto of “Let us Lead by Serving Others”.  We are on target to reach both designations for the 2022/2023 school year as well. 

Beta club students clapping
photo of two beta club members holding an award


With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit for more information.

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an online, tuition-free, public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia. GCA provides a learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full academic potential through active participation in live interactive classes and an engaging curriculum that supports individualized and differentiated student learning paths.