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Porterdale Elementary School named a 2019 Beta School of Merit
Photo ID: Duane Kelley, Principal Clydia Newell, Kennedi Williams and Jordan Devoe - photo by Submitted Photo

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that Porterdale Elementary School is a 2019 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus. 

According to Bobby Hart, CEO of the National Beta Club, the prestigious honor is indicative of the school’s, “dedication to academic excellence and commitment to celebrating students’ achievements.”

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. For more than 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

The club’s mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

“The Beta Club provides students valuable experiences in leadership development and service involvement and we are very proud to offer it here at Porterdale Elementary School,” Clydia Newell, principal of Porterdale Elementary School, said. “Our vision is that all students will be well-rounded and prepared for the future and offering the Beta Club is one way we can help meet that vision.”