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By Stephanie Thompson

Truman Elementary School receives national recognition


October 10, 2019

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United States Senator John Barrasso speaks to students at Truman Elementary School Monday, congratulating the school for becoming a National Blue Ribbon School. Barrasso also answered several questions posed by the students.

Only two Wyoming schools were included in the national Blue Ribbon Awards list and Truman Elementary School was one of them.

In a press release, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced 362 schools nationwide will received the 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools designation.

According to the, "An important part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. In identifying several hundred outstanding schools annually, the program celebrates school excellence, turn around storie...

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