McDuffie County Named National Beta District of Distinction

National Beta is proud to announce McDuffie County Schools as a 2023-2024 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). McDuffie County is one of only 64 districts to receive this award nationwide.

Through the exceptional efforts of Superintendent Dr. Mychele Rhodes, club sponsors and deserving Beta members, McDuffie County has flourished since the district’s initial Beta

charter. This national award speaks highly of McDuffie County’s commitment to academic excellence, leadership development and service involvement, and illustrates the district’s dedication to preparing students for college, and career readiness. Students understand the importance of these qualities and exemplify the Beta motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by National Beta for our efforts in promoting student achievement. Receiving the District of Distinction Award lets us know that others see and appreciate the hard work of our faculty, staff, administrators, board members, parents, and students,” Dr. Rhodes said. “We want to provide every student the opportunity to succeed at the highest level, to be prepared for life after graduation, and to become an excellent citizen. Offering Beta to all eligible students is a large part of that formula in our district.”

Recipients receive a National Beta District of Distinction award to proudly display at the district office. In addition, National Beta District of Distinction principals received a plaque to display at their school.

About National Beta: National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Since its beginnings in 1934, National Beta has been committed to providing students with a positive experience in a supportive manner in grades 4-12. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, and fosters leadership skills.