St. Dominic School is one of four in the state to be named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon school.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools today for academic achievements Friday at an elementary school in Arlington, Va.
planned to host a celebration for students Friday afternoon following the announcement. The U.S. Department of Education will honor St. Dominic and the other schools at a recognition ceremony in November in Washington D.C.
“St. Dominic School is a shining example of what a small, racially integrated, culturally diverse Catholic school can achieve,” St. Dominic Pastor Rev. Thomas Fanta said in a statement. “Students from a wide range of socio-economic classes and racial backgrounds come together here each day and, through a magical blend of academics, fun, friendship, and faith, they become a family and excel.”
The school has a maximum enrollment of 225 students from 15 communities in Northeast Ohio.
“I am thrilled that St. Dominic is receiving this recognition,” Principal Susan Biggs said. “I have never met a more dedicated, talented group of teachers, nor encountered a more caring, involved community than those here at our school.
"It’s a privilege to be part of this tremendous occasion.”
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