For more than thirty years, The Zeta Phi Beta incorporated has saluted outstanding minorities for their excellence in high school, Sunday, more than 100 seniors from 13 different schools received that recognition by the Sorority.
“These students have a lot to offer, they have high goals, and they are already on their way to colleges, and they have decided on their career choices, so it is a great thing that we have always look forward to having this program, to recognize our young people.” Said,Vivian Naylor Zeta Phi Beta president.
This celebration happens annually but requires four months to go into planning.
“We start working on it , because we start looking at what we want to do in terms of the program, we have to contact the schools to identify those students that are at the top of their class, we have them to fill out applications, they get those applications back to us.”Said,Vivian Naylor Zeta Phi Beta president.
After it is said and done, the students that are chosen recipients are appreciative for the honor given.
“It motivates me to do better in school, to know that I have people that can help me throughout college because I plan on attending Jackson State University and majoring in accounting, so this will help me to do better in school.” Said Alford Southeast High School senior.
Honoring students is just one of many the many things the sorority does a whole.
“Members of Zeta Phi Beta Incorporated, we are involved in the community, the community service projects, we work with our young people, we have our youth groups that we work with particularly, our Zeta Anninets, or MeCats or Pearlets, and we get involved with March of Dimes, Relay for Life, whatever other communities projects are going on , we usually go in and join.”Said,Vivian Naylor Zeta Phi Beta president.