Symone Whalin, an eighth-grader at LaRue County Middle School, is a recipient of the John W. Harris Leadership Award.
Whalin, the daughter of James and Retina Whalin of Sonora, is one of only 25 students in the nation to receive the award. She will be honored at the Kentucky State Beta Convention in February.
The National Beta Club has been encouraging and developing leadership skills in America’s youth since 1934.
The award is named in honor of the National Beta Club’s founder and provides recognition and paid tuition to the Broyhill Leadership Conference next summer.
Principal Bob Bright said Whalin “defines the objectives of Mr. Harris and the National Beta Club.”
“We are extremely honored and proud that Symone is a student at LaRue County Middle School.”
Each year sponsors may nominate, from their chapter’s qualifying members, one member who best exemplifies the ideal of leadership, according to the Beta Club’s website.