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Charles Pinckney Elementary Named National Beta School of Distinction

The staff at Charles Pinckney Elementary School (CPES) is excited to announce their school is a National Beta 2018-2019 National School of Distinction. 

This award is given to Beta Chapters at schools that are 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.

National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit education youth organization in the country, and according to their website, has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders for more than 80 years.

"I am proud of our students for their commitment to strong character, service, and leadership," said Principal Leanne Sheppard. Pinckney Elementary received a National Beta School of Distinction banner to display as a symbol of the accomplishment. In addition, CPES will be recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction recipient at the upcoming National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City, OK June 15-18, 2019.

“This prestigious honor is a true indication of Pinckney Elementary’s dedication to academic excellence, leadership development, and commitment to celebrating their student’s achievements,” said National Beta’s Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Hart.

To learn more about this honor for Pinckney Elementary, contact Principal Leanne Sheppard at (843) 856-4585. For more information about National Beta, visit