Earlier this year, Mars Area High School was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
On Nov. 15, Mars Area School District officials were invited, along with representatives of the 362 public and private schools selected for the honor, to attend the U.S. Department of Education 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Award Ceremony, held Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.
On behalf of the District, Lindsay Rosswog, Mars Area High School principal; Scott McCarthy, Spanish teacher; and Dr. Wesley Shipley, superintendent, attended the ceremony, where Aba S. Kumi, U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program director, presented them with an engraved plaque and a National Blue Ribbon School flag.
The National Blue Ribbon honor is confirmation of the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools, where students master challenging and engaging content, said Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education. Mars Area High School is being recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School.
“This award recognizes, on a national level, the demonstration of consistent excellence that we have always valued at Mars,” said Rosswog. “Mars Area High School could not have accomplished this without the foundation established by our dedicated teachers and staff members, our determined administrators, and the endless support of parents and community members combined with the hard work of our students.”
For more information, visit https://highschool.marsk12.org/apps/news/article/1094465.