The B.E.S.T. Board (Bethel Education Scholarship Team) raffles off a quilt every year for a scholarship.  The scholarship rotatesbetween our 4 high schools. This years winner is Bethel School District Board Member, Brenda Rogers. Congratulations and enjoy!






Stay Tuned To 2018...

Best of the BEST Award May 2014


BEST of the BEST - Presentation of awards to Helen Randles, Marilyn Rasmussen, Pat Roberts-Dempsey & Cathy Wheeler was made at Bethel School District Board Meeting on May 13th, 2013. BEST provided snacks and beverage. The plaques were given to these four ladies as they retired from the BEST Board. Among them is over 70 years of work for the graduates of Bethel School District. They truly are "BEST of the BEST".


BEST is on Facebook now! Friend us at B.E.S.T. (Bethel Educational Scholarship Team).

BEST is collecting "Where AreThey Now" videos! We are asking for videos of Bethel Graduates who received a scholarship from BEST and how it helped them in their education. We would love to interview you!

Our Promise Scholars Program for 5th Grade at risk students is very popular. Students are nominated by their teachers because they are at risk for going on to post secondary education. If chosen (one from each elementary school in the Bethel district or more if funded by PTA or other groups), the student is given a promise that he/she will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation from a Bethel District high school. Jay Brower and Harriet Miller are the coordinators along with Dodie Raden, of course!

Click here for Obituary for Leila Antoinette "Toni" McClung Reifel  Mother of Jay Reifel, a long time supporter of BEST

B.E.S.T. Dollars for Scholars has accomplished a lot in the past 26 years. We now have an endowment of more than $1,000,000 to fund scholarships for Bethel District graduates.

We are the local chapter for Dollars for Scholars and more than 500 schools and colleges will match our scholarships with equal dollar amounts.

We receive generous regular donations from:

  • Bethel School District employees through the "Day's Pay" program
  • Graham Business Association Annual Scholarship Auction
  • Individuals, families, and business sponsored scholarships
  • Community donations for memorial scholarships

Please read the full text of the wonderful thank you letter from Autumn Knutson, she explains exactly what your scholarship donations can do. Click Here!