This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in all schools in their district, and who induct qualifying students in all eligible grades 4-12. St. James R-I School District is one of only 18 districts to receive this award nationwide.Through the exceptional efforts of Dr. Merlyn Johnson, club sponsors and deserving Beta members, St. James R-I School District has flourished since the district’s initial Beta charter in 2017. This national award speaks highly of St. James R-I 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. Way to go STJ Betas!!!