Gov. Jack Dalrymple today celebrated with William S. Gussner Elementary School in Jamestown for earning a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School designation. Three North Dakota schools were named National Blue Ribbon School Awardees this year, Gussner Elementary School, Edgeley Public School and Wyndmere Elementary School.
"Congratulations to Gussner Elementary School, as well as Edgeley Public School and Wyndmere Elementary School on their designations as National Blue Ribbon Schools," Dalrymple said. "Quality education is a top priority in North Dakota and these schools are excellent examples of that. I would especially like to thank the many teachers, administrators and staff who are dedicated to providing great education for our students."
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was founded in 1982 to recognize the work of the nation's top schools. Since the program's founding, the blue ribbon distinction has been awarded to schools achieving impressive results through exemplary teaching practices. To date, more than 7,000 schools have received the designation, including 31 North Dakota schools.