Students standing on front steps holding the National Beta School of Distinction sign.

The National Beta club at Dixie High School has proudly been named a 2021 National Beta Grand Slam Service award winner. The club earned this award by spending service hours per member serving their school, community, and state this year.  The senior Beta Club is under the leadership of Sherry Duncan and the Junior Beta Club is under the leadership of Samantha Cann.

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, Dixie High School 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 Dixie High School joins a group of only 21 other schools to earn the award this year. 

Mr. Paul Prescott, principal of Dixie High, commented, “I am proud of the work that Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Cann, and our Senior and Junior BETA Club members have done to serve our community.  Our hope is that early exposure to service opportunities will encourage young people to stay engaged in our local community.”

Members will each receive a commemorative pin and the club will receive a custom Louisville Slugger mini-baseball bat to proudly display in their school.

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.