Mayor Surprises Ryan Elementary Staff, Students Celebrating School’s Blue Ribbon Status Wednesday Morning
- September 15, 2010
Principal Darlene Brister has used a lot of keys over the years to get Ryan Elementary School on the right educational track – keys of learning that open doors of opportunity for her students.Now she has the biggest key of all, the Key to the City, thanks to Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden.Holden (pictured, right) presented the award to Brister (left) as a surprise during a school-wide assembly this morning, September 15, to celebrate the school receiving the national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence distinction.The award was announced earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Education and is the highest honor bestowed by the federal government on a U.S. School.Brister had a surprise for Holden, as well – presenting him with a certificate and a blue ribbon to wear on his lapel.“You’re a blue ribbon mayor,” Brister said.The city-parish Homeland Security’s robotic talking safety mouse, Raising Cane’s canine mascot and special student and staff performances also highlighted the event
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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