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Three Omaha schools among five across the state of Nebraska received ‘National Blue Ribbon’ honors on Friday

OMAHA, Nebraska — On Friday, a prestigious award was bestowed upon a total of five Nebraska schools, one of which was located right here in Omaha.

One of the five schools that have been awarded the “National Blue Ribbon” is Skutt Catholic High School.

The award is given based on either the student’s overall academic performance or their progress in reducing achievement gaps.

The following is an exhaustive list of the institutions that have been selected:

  • Johnson-Brock Public Schools, Johnson-Brock Public School District in Johnson.
  • Adams Elementary School, Lincoln Public School District in Lincoln.
  • Humann Elementary School, Lincoln Public School District in Lincoln.
  • Westside Elementary School, Norfolk Public School District in Norfolk.
  • Skutt Catholic High School, Archdiocese of Omaha in Omaha.

Miguel Cardona, the Secretary of Education for the United States, congratulated all of the schools that had been selected to receive the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2022, saying, “I applaud all of the honorees for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, and reach their potential and achieve their dreams.”

Matthew Blomstedt, the Commissioner of Education for Nebraska, stated that the state is overjoyed to rejoice with the five Nebraska schools who have won this distinction. “We are happy to celebrate with the five Nebraska schools that have gained this achievement.” “Despite a variety of hurdles, with hard work and effort, these schools have produced exceptional learning environments for their children in order to encourage them to aspire to be the best they can be.”

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