A significant accomplishment

Published 11:10 am Friday, September 27, 2013

We were thrilled to learn and report that Carrsville Elementary School in Isle of Wight County has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. This is indeed an impressive accomplishment, and is directly attributable to the hard work put in by division-level personnel, school administrators, teachers, students and parents alike.

To better put into context how significant this recognition is, we find it noteworthy to point out that only seven public schools, out of a total of 1,820 in the commonwealth, were selected to receive this honor.

Dear readers, that equates to less than 4 tenths of one percent of all public schools in the state.

Select company indeed.