When the National Sigma Beta Club, the youth affiliate of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity had its National Leadership Conference July 10-13 at Temple University in Philadelphia, two of Miami’s own were honored for their excellence.
Edward Leonard, a freshman at the New World School of the Arts, won the oratorical contest, speaking on the topic of the effects of childhood obesity and how the Sigma Beta Club could solve the problem.William Thomas Gilmore, a freshman at Coral Reef High School, won an academic achievement award for maintaining a high grade point average during the 2012-2013 school year.
The Sigma Beta Club of Theta Rho Sigma meets at 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in the Gibson-Bethel City of South Miami Community Center. Membership is open to boys in middle and high school.
For more information on the club, contact Jermaine Brogdon, director at 786-440-0002.