Left to right- Beta Club members Harper Stiner and Sophia Fritts present, Valley View Principal Jason Dotson with funds for library supplies.

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County High School’s Beta Club raised $2,000 for local elementary school libraries. The Beta Club presented the funds to the schools as part of the Read Across America event held last week.

In January, the CCHS Beta Club’s service project was selling Worlds Finest Chocolate candy bars.

CCHS’s Beta Club raised funds for local elementary school libraries as its Winter service project. Left to right- Raven Sabino (Asst. Principal Caryville Elementary), Mrs. Tracy Sammons (Caryville Elementary librarian), Beta Club members Sophia Fritts and Harper Stiner.

“The idea was the money raised would be split between our elementary school libraries. It was a huge success!” According to CCHS teacher and Beta Club advisor Josh Parker. 

The Beta Club executive committee came together to propose this idea of a fundraiser for the local libraries as its Winter service project. 

Left to right: Jacksboro Elementary Principal Casey Cox, Beta Club member Sophia Fritts, Jacksboro Librarian Mrs. Tina Johnson and Beta Club member Harper Stiner.

“Our club bought in to this idea, and I’m so proud of them for their hard work and dedication to this,” Parker said.

On Thursday, to cap off Read Across America week, Parker and Beta Club members travelled to Caryville, Jacksboro, Valley View, and LaFollette elementary schools to present each with a $400 check to be used by their library for supplies they need. The Beta Club also sent a $400 check to Wynn Elementary school. 

CCHS Beta Club member Harper Stiner, left and Sophia Fritts, right, presented LaFollette Elementary Librarian Missy Lambert with a $400 check for library supplies last week as part of the Beta Club’s winter service project.

“All together, we were able to inject $2,000 into our local libraries. That is a win for everyone. We’ll done BETAS!” Parker said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/06/2023-6AM)