Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA Named National Junior Beta School of Distinction

(;-r) Ian Richards, Hunter Plaster, Melea Jones, Matilda Ziegler, Caterina Fiore, Eleni Fiore, Lawson Taylor, Turner Cook

National Beta is proud to announce Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA as a 2017-2018 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.

“We are honored that our club has been named a School of Distinction in only our second year of existence. Our students work hard to maintain an excellent scholastic record while completing a rigorous classical curriculum. Being able to receive this award is a true reflection of the quality of students we have at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.” said Jr. Beta Club sponsor, Misty Yelton.

Award recipients received a National Beta School of Distinction banner to proudly display as a symbol of their accomplishment. In addition, National Beta School of Distinction recipients will be publicized at the 2018 National Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia this June. “This prestigious honor is a true indication of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy’s dedication to academic excellence, leadership development and commitment to celebrating their student’s achievements.” said National Beta’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Bright.

Ten Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy students will also be competing at the National Convention. These students all placed in the Top 3 in their respective events at the state level. Competing students are: Ian Richards, Judson Ohmstead, Eleni Fiore, Turner Cook, Lawson Taylor (Robotics), Caterina Fiore (Photography), Hunter Plaster and Matilda Ziegler (Social Studies), Mel​ea​ Jones (English), Lawson Taylor (Math) and Kennedy Ruff (Premier Performer).

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