Through the exceptional efforts of Superintendent Robert Williams, club sponsors and deserving Beta members, Hattiesburg Public School District has flourished since the district's initial Beta charter. This national award speaks highly of Hattiesburg Public School District's commitment to academic excellence, leadership development and service involvement, and illustrates its dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness. The students in the district understand the importance of these qualities and exemplify the Beta motto, "Let Us Lead by Serving Others."
All Award recipients received a National Beta District of Distinction award to proudly display at their district office. In addition, National Beta District of Distinction principals received a plaque to display at their school.