One local elementary school had something to celebrate about as all the students gathered for an assembly to hear about the award their school has been given.
Gate City Elementary School in Pocatello and Sugar-Salem High School in Sugar City were among 286 other schools across the country to earn the National Blue Ribbon Award for student achievement.
Gate City Elementary was recognized for its continued high performance with 99-100 percent of their 3rd to 6th graders proficient in reading and 94-99 percent of them proficient in mathematics.
Deanne Dye, the principal at Gate City Elementary, told her students during the assembly that it’s because of them, the school earned this award.
“Every piece of homework they complete and every class project they complete helps them become a better student which helps them become even better adults,” said Dye. “So it’s exciting for the students to be able to say, I attend a National Blue Ribbon School.”
National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. in October.