Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney Congratulates Smithsburg High School on Being Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Sep 29, 2015
Press Release
Smithsburg High School one of just eight schools in Maryland to receive recognition

WASHINGTON – The Department of Education has named Smithsburg High School a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Nationwide, only 335 schools total received this honor and Smithsburg High School was one of just eight schools in Maryland to be named a Blue Ribbon School. Delaney visited Smithsburg High School in May, meeting with Principal Michael Chilcutt and students in the Smithsburg Academic Leadership Team.

“Being named a National Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous honor for Smithsburg High School and a tremendous credit to the community that made it possible,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). “High-quality schools aren’t possible without the hard work and innovation of teachers and administrators and the involvement of parents and community leaders. As a Blue Ribbon School, Smithsburg High School sets the national standard right here in Washington County. Education is the key to the American Dream and by training tomorrow’s leaders, the work being done today at Smithsburg High School will pay dividends for years to come.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools program honors public and private schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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