Students, teachers and parents at Sagebrush Elementary School all gathered in the gymnasium on Friday morning for a special awards presentation. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride was there to present the school with its National Blue Ribbon School Award.
Sagebrush Principal Mike Wood says that the school did not specifically attempt to qualify for the honor.
Sagebrush was one of only two schools in the state to receive the Blue Ribbon honor. It is also the first Sheridan County school to ever receive a Blue Ribbon award in the 26 years the program has been underway.