SHS named National Beta School of Distinction

Published 11:23 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

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Southampton County Public Schools announced Monday, May 2, that its high school is a 2021-22 National Beta School of Distinction. 

The SCPS press release continued by noting that Southampton High School earned this recognition by increasing its club’s membership by at least 10% from last year.

National Beta School of Distinction is an honor for Beta clubs striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership from the previous school year. This year, only 2,250 Beta clubs across the country received this award.

In a congratulatory letter to the school, CEO Bobby Hart said, “This national award speaks highly of your commitment to academic excellence and illustrates your dedication to preparing students for their future.”

Award recipients will receive a National Beta School of Distinction banner to proudly display as a symbol of their accomplishment.

With more than 500,000 active members and 9,000 chapters nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization. National Beta recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, and fosters leadership skills. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. The National Beta program offers more than $300,000 annually to its Senior Beta Members.

“Congratulations to Katie Magee, SHS Beta Club president, and Alisha Taylor, SHS Beta Club sponsor, along with the entire SHS chapter,” SCPS officials stated.