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SC Whitmore School National Beta Club Wins National Service Award

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Columbia, SC – The National Beta club at SC Whitmore School has proudly been named a 2024 National Beta All Star Service award winner. The club earned this award by spending an average of 50-75 hours per member serving their school, community, and state this year.

As one of the four pillars of National Beta, service is encouraged to help students learn to demonstrate the motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others. By showing dedication to service, SC Whitmore School Betas helped contribute to over 1,869,258 hours served by clubs across the nation this year. Collectively, Betas also raised $1,036,655 for various organizations and charities. The club at SC Whitmore School joins a group of only 128 other schools to earn the award this year.

SC Whitmore School teacher and Beta Club Advisor Melissa Green said, “I am so appreciative of our Beta Club members, my co-sponsor Mrs. Adams, and the SC Whitmore School Family for their support. Giving of their time and talents through leadership and service to their communities with compassionate and responsible acts of kindness will continue to improve the world we live in. I’m so very proud of my students for their efforts in exemplifying what that looks like and putting it into action. The students are truly deserving of this honor.”

The SC Whitmore School Beta Club members accrued a total of 811 hours with each member averaging 74 community service hours.

SC Whitmore School Principal Eboné Adams said, “I am so proud of our Beta Club team. We have a wonderful sponsor in Ms. Melissa Green who has supported our members in their journey to dedicating their time to serve their communities. Through their selfless acts of service, they exemplify the values of leadership, compassion, and responsibility. I commend each and every member of the Beta Club team for their outstanding contributions and for being shining examples of the difference that young people can make in the world.”

Members will each receive a commemorative pin and the club will receive a plaque to proudly display in their school.

SC Whitmore School Executive Director Kim Dunbar said, “I am incredibly proud of the SC Whitmore School Beta Club! We are very grateful for the wonderful leadership from Ms. Green as the Beta Club Advisor at SC Whitmore School. The club has an amazing impact on the South Carolina Community! Each year the SC Whitmore School Beta Club students continue to inspire us.”

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 4-8 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.

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