Ithica Elementary School’s Beta Club Wins National Service Award
May 12 2021
The National Beta Club at Ithica Elementary School (IES) has proudly been named a 2021 National Beta Grand Slam Service award winner. The club earned this award by spending an average of 100+ 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, IES Betas helped contribute to over 472,037 hours served by clubs across the nation this year. Collectively, Betas also raised $420,271 for various organizations and charities. The club at IES joins a group of only 21 other schools to earn the award this year.
Colleen Jones, Principal of Ithica Elementary School stated, “I couldn't be prouder of our Ithica students and their sponsors for their dedication to not just service, but second mile service. To be recognized among the top 21 schools in the nation for service speaks our motto to use your head, heart, and hands each day. Our students’ excellence in dedication to their community during a pandemic is even more noteworthy and distinguished.”
Members will each receive a commemorative pin and the club will receive a custom Louisville Slugger mini-baseball bat to proudly display at IES.
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.