Eight CCSD Schools Named National Beta Schools of Merit

Eight CCSD Schools Named National Beta Schools of Merit

The E.T. Booth Middle School Beta Club last school year organized a Veterans Day dinner for veterans in the community and their families.

Eight Cherokee County School District schools have been named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit.

Cherokee, Creekview and Sequoyah High Schools and Creekland, Dean Rusk, E.T. Booth, Freedom and Mill Creek Middle Schools earned this recognition by supporting the youth service organization on their campuses.

National Beta Club logoNational Beta Club, which is the largest nonprofit educational youth organization in the nation, includes Senior clubs for students in grades 9-12 and Junior clubs for students in grades 4-8. Its mission is “to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.”

The Schools of Merit honor recognizes schools’ “dedication to academic excellence, leadership development and commitment to celebrating students’ achievements,” according to Bob Bright, chief executive officer of the National Beta Club.

The schools were recognized this week at the 2017 National Beta Convention in Orlando, Fla.

“We want every student to graduate with excellent academic preparation to succeed in college and career, and we also want them to develop strong character,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Offering Beta Clubs in our schools is one of the ways we grow leadership skills and a passion for community service in our students.”

The Superintendent and School Board will recognize these schools at the Aug. 17, 2017 School Board meeting.