Jerome E. Betz III, son of Jerome and Nancy Betz of Tamaqua, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a National Honor Student Award winner.

A 2010 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Betz earned college credits through Lehigh Carbon Community College, earning a 4.0 grade point average, majoring in liberal arts. He plans to attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn Tech) in Williamsport, majoring in physician assistant.

Betz is the grandson of Jerome Betz of Tamaqua and the great-grandson of Anna Severa of McAdoo.

The USAA National Honor Student Awards provide honor students with many benefits and services and is a tribute to a student's dedication, talent and ability.