Mission Statement:The purpose of the National BETA Club shall be to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.Requirements
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2021
NL Dillard Middle School Named National Beta School of Merit
Yanceyville, NC, April 29, 2021 – Caswell County Schools is proud to announce that NL Dillard Middle School is a 2020-2021 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering Junior National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.
The National Beta School of Merit award is given to honor a club’s dedication and commitment to academic excellence. To achieve this prestigious honor, a school must include members from all eligible grade levels in their Beta club. This year, only 29% of Beta Clubs across the country received this award.
In a congratulatory letter to the school, Bobby Hart, CEO said “Thank you for your continued support of National Beta and commitment to developing future leaders!”
Franchesca Gantt, principal at N.L. Dillard Middle School, congratulated her students and sponsor for their hard work and commitment. She stated, “I am very proud of the N. L. Dillard Middle School Beta Club and the sponsors. Here at NLDMS, we take great pride in promoting academic achievement and inclusiveness within our community. I could not be more proud of our students and sponsors!”
Beta Club sponsor, Sonia Granado, stated, "I am so proud of our N. L. Dillard BETA Club students. Their commitment to their education, their desire to lead by example, and their dedication to being of service to their community are inspiring, and should be emulated by us all."
About National Beta
With more than 500,000 active members and 9,000 chapters nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, 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 5-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. The National Beta program offers over $300,000 annually to its Senior Beta Members. Visit betaclub.org for more information.