Sheridan Elementary Receives National Honors

Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis visits with Meadowlark students about their Blue Ribbon status. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis visits with Meadowlark students about their Blue Ribbon status. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Coffeen Elementary School in Sheridan is receiving national honors this week, as one of three Wyoming schools to receive a Blue Ribbon award for excellence.

The announcement was made in Washington, D.C.
Coffeen administrators will receive the school's commemorative plaque during a ceremony next week, presented by representatives of the Wyoming Department of Education.

The event is scheduled for 9 Wednesday (Oct. 2 ) morning. The public is welcome to attend.

According to information released by the state education department, the National Blue Ribbon Schools award was established to honor both public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students excel and improvements are being made in levels of achievements.

Craig Dougherty is the superintendent for Sheridan District 2.

He says “Coffeen wasn’t always at the top of the heap. As a matter of fact,” he said, “they were at the bottom of the heap and they just decided they were a great school and in order to be a great school, those teachers had to get after it with the parents and the kids. The bottom line is, they did it.”

Another elementary school in Sheridan received the honor last year. That was Meadlowlark.

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