STATEHOUSE (Nov. 6, 2019) – Ferdinand Elementary School was among 12 schools honored Monday by the Indiana Department of Education during a ceremony in Indianapolis for receiving a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).
Bartels said Ferdinand Elementary School was recognized for its overall academic excellence and fostering an environment of learning and growth for all of its students, helping them to reach their full potential.
“We are fortunate to have some of the top schools in the nation in our area, and I congratulate Ferdinand Elementary School for receiving this tremendous award,” Bartels said. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our students, parents, educators and administrators in creating a place of high achievement and learning.”
The Blue Ribbon School Program is part of a larger national effort that aims to identify the best school leadership and teaching practices.
According to Bartels, over 312 public and 50 private schools from around the country will be recognized during a ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. In its 37-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 9,000 schools.
For more information, visit www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov.
State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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CAPTION: Superintendent of Southeast Dubois County Schools Dr. Jamie Pund (left) and Ferdinand Elementary School Principal Maria Sweat (right) accept a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Award from Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick (center) on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at a ceremony in Indianapolis. Ferdinand Elementary School was one of 12 schools across the state to earn the prestigious award.