Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Cape Elizabeth High School, Fruit Street School in Bangor, and Yarmouth High School on being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 362 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2019.
“The highly prestigious Blue Ribbon designation achieved by these three schools reflects the tireless efforts of the entire school communities to build a brighter future for Maine’s youth. This accomplishment would not be possible without dedicated teachers who are committed to helping their students learn and succeed, staff and administrators who have built strong school environments, and families and students who have kept the focus on learning in and out of the classroom,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We are so proud to have these schools representing Maine as 2019 Blue Ribbon schools, and we congratulate them on earning this honor.”
Throughout its 37-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has affirmed the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The award flag gracing a school’s building has been widely recognized by everyone—from parents to policymakers—as a symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
Representatives from Cape Elizabeth High School, Fruit Street School, and Yarmouth High School are invited to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony in November. At the ceremony, each Blue Ribbon school will be presented with an award plaque and a flag.