Bernheim’s Bobby Hart named to Kentucky Beta Club board

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 Bernheim Middle School Principal Bobby Hart was recently appointed to serve on the Kentucky Beta Club Board of Directors at the 72nd Kentucky State Beta Club Convention.

He will join eight other administrators from across the state of Kentucky who currently serve on the academic national honor society board.

“I am honored to have been elected the vice-chairman of the Kentucky State Beta Board of Directors,” Hart said. “I will continue to promote the principles of the organization as we encourage students from across the state to lead by serving others.”

The National Beta Club has a pair of Commonwealth connections among its administration.

Former Bernheim Principal Bob Bright was recently appointed CEO of the National Beta Club. Bright has served on the Board of Directors at the national level for many years.

Hart was counselor during Bright’s three year tenure as Bernheim Principal. When Bright relocated to LaRue County as principal of LaRue County Middle School, Hart joined him as assistant principal.

Bright has now left Kentucky to work full-time with the National Beta Club in Spartanburg, S.C.

Bright and Hart are not the only Bernheim connections to the Jr. Beta Club.

Patrick Swencki is state sponsor for the Kentucky Beta Club. Swencki is a former Bernheim Middle School teacher and is currently an academic enrichment/gifted and talented teacher at Brooks, Cedar Grove, Freedom and Overdale Elementary Schools.

The National Beta Club is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. The organization is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others.

The National Beta Club has worked with over six million young people in grades 5-9 (Junior Beta Club) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta Club).

There are now more than 420,000 active members and more than 8,000 clubs nationally and internationally. Kentucky is one of the largest Beta states in the nation.

“Bobby exemplifies the precepts of the National Beta Club. The club at Bernheim Middle is one rooted in a tradition of academic excellence on a local, state and national level. Kentucky could not have chosen a better individual to serve as the newly elected vice-chairman of the board. Mr. Hart is actively involved in promoting the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership at Bernheim Middle School. We are honored to have Bobby join our board,” noted the Kentucky Board Chairman in regard to the appointment of Mr. Hart to the state board.

Bullitt County Public Schools has over 13,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 850 and a classified staff of over 850 working every school day to make the district the leader in educational excellence.