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N.C. State Superintendent June Atkinson congratulates Nantahala principal James Bryan for the 100 percent graduation rate at the K-12 school. For the second time in the last few months, State Superintendent Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson, the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina, travelled to Western North Carolina from Raleigh, this time stopping in Franklin. Serving as State Superintendent since 2005, Dr. Atkinson understands the importance of improving teaching and learning, creating school environments that encourage student success, keeping education modern and relevant, and graduating every student career and college ready. That is why she wanted to visit the Macon County Schools Central Office on Tuesday morning to recognize Nantahala School for being one of only 28 schools in the state to achieve a 100 percent graduation rate."Although the state's graduation has improved from 68 percent to over 80 percent in the last five years, only 28 schools from across the state achieved 100 percent last year," said Dr. Atkinson. "I wanted to visit Macon County to recognize the district and Nantahala Principal James Bryan for this accomplishment."


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