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Two schools in Acadiana honored in Washington, D.C. as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Posted at 9:41 AM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-04 23:10:14-04

The U.S. Department of Education announced seven Louisiana schools, two of which are in Acadiana, 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

St. Landry Parishes Grand Prairie Elementary School and Lafayette Parishes Myrtle Place Elementary are being recognized as "Exemplary High Performing."

St. Landry Parish School Board Superintendent on the left, Patrick Jenkins in attendance.

The award is given based on school performance scores, percentage of growth toward mastery on reading and mathematics, and graduation rates.

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Myrtle Place Elementary Principal Bricelj, is at the end on the far left.

“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is
possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”

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Students of Myrtle Place Elementary

A two-day awards ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., where Secretary Cardona and other educators shared best practices, and celebrated their prestigious achievements.

Presentation of the Terrel H. Bell Award