Fountain Lake Middle School Named National Beta School of Distinction

Hot Springs, AR, May 13th, 2021 - Fountain Lake School District is proud to announce that Fountain Lake Middle School is a 2020-2021 National Beta School of Distinction. The school earned this recognition by increasing their club’s membership by at least 10% from last year. 

National Beta School of Distinction is an honor for Beta clubs 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. This year, only 14% of Beta Clubs across the country received this 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.”

Award recipients will receive a National Beta School of Distinction banner to proudly display as a symbol of their accomplishment. 

“I am very proud of the time and effort our students and sponsors devote to Beta Club. Our middle school students who meet the criteria to be Beta members understand it is not only an academic accomplishment but a character building organization. Their ability to maintain their academic standings and provide service to our school proves we are growing the leaders of the future.” - Frank Janaskie, Fountain Lake Middle School Principal

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 to 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.