Landrum High School – Where the Beta Club was born

Published 4:54 pm Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jimmy Littlefield, superintendent, and Ron Garner, assistant superintendent, of Spartanburg County Schools District One unveil the monument Beta Club monument in front of Landrum High School.There are more than 8,000 Beta Clubs in 42 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories and four foreign counties.All of them can trace their roots back to one place ‐ Landrum High School. It was over 75 years ago, on January 8, 1934, when the first&bsp; Beta Club was formed in the small building that housed Landrum High School (LHS) at the time. The club began with 15 charter members, four of whom are alive today. On Tuesday, school officials, Beta Club members, local residents and two of those charter members gathered at the new, expansive Landrum High on Hwy. 176 for a special ceremony. They celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Landrum Beta Club and recognized its special role in the history of the National Beta Club. Look for more coverage in Friday&39;s Bulletin.

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