Bristol senior Lucas Chapman is a senior at Bristol High School who is also the vice president of the Ohio Beta Club.
Beta Club is a club for students ingrades 9 to 12 with a GPA of 3.5 who want to make a difference in his or her community.
Lucas wanted to be vice president after going to a state convention. Also, because he thought it looked fun and was told by his team on the bus ride home that "You could not run for president because we already have someone that we want to run for it."
ne of the recent community projects for the Beta Club at Bristol High School was sponsoring a community blood donor drive co-sponsored with the local American Red Cross chapter.
Pictured at the fall blood drive are , from left, Beta member Bryce Gabrielson, Bristol Beta President Lucas Chapman, and Beta adviser, Mrs. Prishak.
Lucas Chapman last year was elected Ohio Beta vice president and will be active at the upcoming Ohio Beta Convention this Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. Photo by Tyler Warren
To run for a state office you have to be a junior in the Beta Club and be nominated by yourself or a supervisor. When you run for office you have to make a campaign for yourself with a them, which Lucas's was "Toy Story" because he felt that kids could relate to it. Lucas's motto was "You've got a friend in Lucas."
While he was running Lucas said the main thing he wanted even if he didn't win was for people to remember him. When he was elected as vice president he said his reaction was "I was shocked when I heard my name get called. I was very happy and in awe when I heard my name called to be vice president."
He said that "Beta Club really helped him come out of his shell and learn how to be a leader. It also made me want to be a teacher and teach the next generation of children the same things that I have learned from Beta Club like leadership, character, service in the community, and to achieve."
Facts about Lucas Chapman
State Vice President of Beta Club
Bristol Beta Club President
Campaign theme to run for state office was Toy Story
Will be attending Akron University for a degree in Education
Wants to be an administrator someday
Supportive family, mom and dad together for 24 years; older brother attends Universit of Akron and grandparents live next door.
Played soccer for four years, starting goalie.
Played basketball for four years, first letter was received this past season
Played baseball last year because Bristol was short of players. He saidt it gave him the chance to work on "being a we instead of a me."
Currently playing indoor soccer at Farmer Jim's in Bazetta
Worked as a stock boy at Champion Sparkle and in a plastic factory.
As vice president of Ohio's Beta Clubs, Lucas mainly goes to different schools around Ohio and talks to kids about it to try to get more schools to start a Beta Club. He said that his favorite memory of Beta Club was when he went to Nashville, Tenn., for a convention and getting to see some other states officers that he had become very close to but had not seen in a very long time.
He said he has no regrets in anything he had done well in office and that he succeeded with every thing he wanted to get done.
" It will be hard and emotional for him to give up his office and to leave the Beta Club after he graduates."
The legacies Lucas hopes to leave are being a very good goalie in soccer, keeping everyone on the basketball team energized even when they were losing, and being called the best state officer from a chairman.
In other activities, Lucas played soccer for four years and lettered each year and played basketball for four years. Lucas was also Bristol's prom prince which he won when he was a junior and homecoming king .