National Beta has announced Grapevine Elementary School is a 2018-2019 National School of Distinction. This award is an honor for Beta Chapters striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership for the current school year.
"It is an absolute honor for Grapevine Elementary School to be named a National Beta School of Distinction, said Principal Steven Bauer. "The students and teachers at Grapevine are committed to the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. For example, the fourth and fifth grade Jr. BETA Club sponsored a school-wide canned and boxed food drive to benefit the Grapevine FRYSC. The classrooms at GES contributed a total of 911 cans or boxes of food that will be used by the FRYSC to provide holiday meals to our families that are in need, not only for Christmas but also for Easter 2019. In addition, they were able to collect over 700 pounds of pet food to donate to our local humane society. GES Jr Beta fully embraces the National Beta motto of 'Let us lead by serving others.'"
The school received a National Beta School of Distinction banner. In addition, National Beta School of Distinction recipients will be publicized at the 2019 National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City, OK this June.