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Woolmarket Elementary earns Blue Ribbon School status

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 4:02 PM CST
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WOOLMARKET, Miss. (WLOX) - Hard work, dedication and community support. These are just a few of the reasons why the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Award is going to Woolmarket Elementary.

The school was awarded the honor and celebrated the achievement Friday with a pep rally in the gym. Woolmarket Elementary is one of only four schools in the state and 325 in the Nation to earn the Blue Ribbon Honor.

“For a school, this is the Super Bowl or the National Championship,” said Kevin Roberts, principal at Woolmarket Elementary. “This is a big deal, a very big deal. This school has been here for a very long time. It’s the oldest consolidated school in the state of Mississippi. It started in 1910, so they’ve been doing school and doing it well for a long time here, and the community has bought into it, so that’s the secret to our success.”

The school’s daily motto states that “It’s always a good day to be a Woolmarket Ram.”

Woolmarket Elementary also worked to close achievement gaps among student subgroups and helped students master challenging and engaging content.

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