LPS’s Adams Elementary celebrates National Blue Ribbon Award
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Adams Elementary School received the National Blue Ribbon Award for an outstanding performance in 2022.
On Friday, it was honored in a schoolwide assembly.
The school choir opened up the assembly with “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”
The Blue Ribbon Award is given by the U.S. Department of Education to schools with high student grades and test scores.
Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Paul Gausman applauded the students’ achievement.
He told the students in attendance, “You have demonstrated to us that you’re not only one of the best here in Lincoln, you’re not only one of the best in Nebraska, but you’re one of the best across the whole United States. And we’re so proud of the work that you’ve put in to receive this National Blue Ribbon Award.”
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The associate principal of Adams Elementary, Tina Crosley-Witt, was a teacher when Adams opened its doors and is proud to see the hard work that she and the original staff put in pay off.
“We worked really hard to build a foundation,” she said. “I just love that now that that work is really showing, and staff and students are being honored for that because they have worked really hard over the years,” she said.
Another LPS elementary school also received the National Blue Ribbon Award.
Humann Elementary celebrated its achievement on Jan. 27.
This marks the third straight year that at least one LPS school has received the award.