The program for the Rotary Club of Warren on Tuesday, Oct. 19 inside the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church was the Hermitage Beta Club Team. The group of students were the program for Rotarian Dr. Tracy Tucker, Superintendent for Hermitage School District. The students included Easton Parker, Rodrigo Matamoros, Aislin England, and Sayra Martinez. This team of four students recently participated and competed at the Beta Club Leadership Summit in Hot Springs, where Hermitage was recognized as an Outstanding Leadership School for 2021-22 and the team of students were able to become a National Qualifier for Lead Outside the Box. The national competition is set for July 1-4, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn. Their presentation to the Rotary Club was focused on improving the mental health of students by creating a “safe space” on campus with Beta Club students leading the way, along with resources for more professional help. Our society has become more focused on mental health in recent years, and really came to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. The students received their topic at the convention and had less than a day to complete it for their presentation, which was called “In It Together.” There are plans to make this a reality in the school in the future.
Top photo: Pictured are Dr. Tracy Tucker, Easton Parker, Rodrigo Matamoros, Aislin England, and Sayra Martinez.