MINOT, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the Minot Consolidated School Blue Ribbon Ceremony yesterday.
Minot Consolidated School is one of only 335 schools nationwide to receive the Blue Ribbon designation from the Department of Education . The Blue Ribbon award, created by the Department of Education in 1982, is considered the highest honor an American school can obtain. Schools singled out for the honor are either academically superior in their states or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.
During the ceremony, Senator Collins presented Principal Kim Spencer with a copy of the remarks she wrote and submitted for the Congressional Record congratulating Minot Consolidated School on receiving a Blue Ribbon Award.
In the statement, Senator Collins wrote, “Minot Consolidated School takes pride in a strong sense of community that contributes to the success of its students. Staff, families, and community members have come together to create a welcoming school environment where students are challenged, motivated, and rewarded for good work.”
Senator Collins told the students that, “you are now part of the Congressional record, a part of American History. I hope this will remind you how proud Maine is of you and inspire students at Minot Consolidated School for years to come.”