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Congratulations are extended to the West Geauga Local School District and to Principal Jay Bishop for West Geauga High School's recognition…

WGHS is Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations are extended to the West Geauga Local School District and to Principal Jay Bishop for West Geauga High School’s recognition as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

The prestigious accomplishment is commended by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who stated in a press release that, “Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers. National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.”

Superintendent Geoff Palmer has sent an acknowledgement to the entire West Geauga staff with the following statement:

“On behalf of the Board of Education, administration and students of West Geauga Local Schools, I would like to congratulate each of you for the role you have played in the tremendous accomplishment of our High School in being recognized as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. This accomplishment is made possible by the hard work, dedication and expectations of excellence that each of you model on a daily basis.”

National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations go out to senior Henry Watson, who has qualified as a semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of these entrants, some 16,000 semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis, in numbers proportional to each state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top one percent of the state’s senior students.

National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist

Congratulations are extended to senior Paedyn Gomes, who is one of approximately 1,600 Black American high school students who have qualified as a semifinalist in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program participants in the states that constitute each designated region. Each year, approximately 3,100 outstanding National Achievement Program participants are brought to the attention of about 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

In late September, a roster of these students’ names, high schools and tentative college majors is sent to higher education admission officials. At the same time, principals are notified of the students who are being referred to colleges and receive a certificate for presentation to each student in recognition of his or her standing in the program.

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