Four Nebraska schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools, the best of the best.
Crofton High School is among the state’s winners and superintendent Corey Dahl says it’s a win for the entire community.
“It starts at home with parents, parents raise great kids,” Dahl says. “We hire quality teachers, in the elementary school they start and then they come through the high school. It even includes our parochial school here, St. Rose. All of those students feed into the high school. Every person in this community has had a part in this award.”
Dahl says the students at Crofton have a history of academic success and they want to keep achieving.
“It’s not just about scores,” he says. “We have great kids who achieve in all areas, whether it’s just how they treat one another here at school, the art program, band, chorus, speach, FFA, everything they do is high and with respect.”
Dahl says a delegation from Crofton will go to Washington D.C. to receive the award, with a community celebration planned later. Other Blue Ribbon Schools in Nebraska this year include the elementary schools in Fullerton, McCook and Stapleton.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton