Bartels: Holland Elementary School honored as Blue Ribbon School

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 6, 2019) – Holland 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 Holland 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.

“Holland Elementary School has demonstrated a commitment to helping all of its students grow and improve, while preparing them for success in college and their careers,” Bartels said. “The work of teachers, parents and staff reflects the conviction that every child has potential and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future.”

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.

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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: Representatives from Holland Elementary School 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. Holland Elementary School was 1 of 12 schools across the state to earn the prestigious award.