The National Beta Club is proud to name Kentucky’s Barren County Schools a 2017 National District of Distinction. This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in all schools in their district, and who induct qualifying students in all eligible grades (4-12). Barren County School District is one of only four districts to receive this award nationwide.
Through the exceptional efforts of Superintendent Bo Matthews, club sponsors and deserving Beta members, Barren County Beta Chapters have flourished since the district’s initial Beta charter in 1963. This national award speaks highly of Barren County School’s commitment to academic excellence, leadership development and service involvement, and illustrates their dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness. The students in their district understand the importance of these qualities and exemplify the Beta motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others.
Matthews says that every student has a niche and, as educators, it is their duty to help students find it.
With more than 500,000 active members and 9,000 clubs 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 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.