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MOUNT AIRY HIGH SCHOOL TO DISPLAY SIGNS
AFTER WINNING NATIONAL AWARD

Last night, Mount Airy City School's Superintendent Gregory Little and Mount Airy Principal Sandy George revealed a permanent sign that will be a reminder that the high school received a most prestigious award.Four months ago, Mount Airy High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School, an award that honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing. Since 1982, more than 6,500 of America's schools have received this coveted award. The award is for 2011 and is issued by the U.S. Department of Education.The school is the only high school in the state to receive this designation, joining seven other schools from North Carolina to complete the list of 255 public and 49 private schools in the country to be recognized. The schools were recognized based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.

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