Governor Lamont Congratulates 4 Connecticut Schools Named ‘Blue Ribbon Schools’
It's cool to hear a good "way to go" from your boss every once in a while, and recently four Connecticut schools were named "National Blue Ribbon Schools" so Governor Lamont sent out a press release to congratulate them.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a part of the U. S. Department of Education and has been giving out the "Blue Ribbons" since 1982. Public and Private elementary, middle, and high schools can receive the award and it is based on an overall academic experience for the students. According to their website, since the beginning, they have given out almost 10,000 awards to more than 9000 schools.
Governor Lamont's press release congratulates Booth Hill School in Trumbull, E.O. Smith High School in Regional School District 19 (Ashford, Columbia, Coventry Eastford, Willington, and Windham), Great Plain School in Danbury, and Whiting Lane School in West Hartford. The Governor was joined by Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker in recognizing the achievement. This is from the Education Commissioner Russell-Tucker:
“The Connecticut State Department of Education congratulates all of the schools named Blue Ribbon Schools in 2022,” Commissioner Russell-Tucker said. “We have made it a focus this year to highlight what’s right in schools, and our Blue Ribbon Award winners are prime examples of the many innovative practices underway in districts to ensure the continued growth and educational success of our students.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has a database with all of the past winners from 1982 to the present and you can check it out right here. Here is a closer look at the four schools in Connecticut named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022.