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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Graves Congratulates 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award Winners

September 29, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) today congratulated four schools serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District that have been recognized for their scholastic achievements by the U.S. Department of Education as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  The schools are Baton Rouge Magnet High, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, St. Aloysius Catholic School and St. James Episcopal School Day School.  All four schools are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
 
“I congratulate the teachers and administrators at Baton Rouge Magnet High, LSU’s Lab School, St. Aloysius and St. James Elementary Schools for their hard work and commitment to excellence that has earned them the National Blue Ribbon School award,” said Congressman Graves.  “Educating our children is among the most important investment we can make in our families’ and our nation’s future.”
 
In addition to these four schools, five other Louisiana schools were recognized.  They are Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, La;  Martin Petitjean Elementary School, Rayne, La; Pointe-Aux-Chenes Elementary, Montegut, La; South Crowley Elementary School, Crowley, La; and St. Paul’s School, Covington, La.  
 
Graves said representatives from each school will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the Nov. 9-10 Recognition Ceremony, where each school will receive a National Blue Ribbon Schools plaque and a flag to signify its status.
 
Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has been seeking out and celebrating great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve at high levels.  The list of all 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available on the U. S. Department of Education’s website at https://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.