2021-2022 National BETA School of Merit and Distinction

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2021-2022 National BETA School of Merit and Distinction
Maria Blencowe

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is proud to announce that GCA is a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Merit.  The National Beta School of Merit award is given to honor a club’s dedication and commitment to academic excellence.  This year, only 3,380 Beta Clubs across the country received this award.

Our club earned the 2021-2022 National BETA School of Merit Award

GCA has also been named a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Distinction, earning this recognition by increasing Beta club membership by at least 10% from last year and joining 2,250 Beta Clubs across the country who received this award.  The GCA Beta chapter increased membership by 240% starting with 25 members at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year growing to 85!

Our club earned the 2021-2022 National BETA School of Distinction award!

In a congratulatory letter to the school, Bobby Hart, CEO said “This national award speaks highly of your commitment to academic excellence and illustrates your dedication to preparing students for their future.  Thank you for your continued support of National Beta and commitment to developing future leaders!”

Michelle Gilyard, GCA Beta Club Advisor explained, “The GCA Beta is comprised of a diverse group of students across several secondary grade bands and our Executive Board uses Roberts Rules of Order to conduct all Beta meetings.  Throughout the year our club participated in several group projects including soup distribution for Souper Jenny and a virtual Earth Day celebration.  GCA Beta students had a combined service hour submission of over 1500 hours of service performed in and around their community!  We are proud to have achieved both School of Merit and School of Distinction awards from National Beta and look forward to continuing to grow our GCA Beta into the future.”

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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 in 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 for more information.

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