Orchard Knob Elementary Students Qualify For Junior Beta Club Nationals

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ten fifth grade students from Orchard Knob Elementary School, with the help of area churches such as Orchard Knob Baptist Church, Pilgrim Congregational Church, John and Ann Kuehnel from Anglican Church of God and the American Association of Black Energy, traveled to Sevierville, Tn. to participate in the National Beta Club Leadership Summit. 

The students had the opportunity to learn about the top attributes of successful people that run businesses today.  In addition, there were numerous competitions hosted for students to compete in. 

Orchard Knob Elementary students Queijah Stewart, Dulce Hernandez, Sonique Stone, Jada Lake and Mekeila Hill presented their community service project called "Hearts from OKES" (inspired by Hurricane Harvey); a project that help people in their community with food, clothing, household items and more to help make their community a better place to live instead of just when disaster strikes. With their conviction and passion, the students qualified to compete in the National Convention in Savannah, Ga. in June of 2018. 

For more information on how to supports Hearts From OKES or contribute to the students trip to Nationals, please email easley_e@hcde.org.

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