Momilani Elementary, Ewa Beach Elementary and Royal School Elementary were named 2010 National Blue Ribbons Schools today with the announcements coming from the offices of Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka.
The three Oahu schools were among 300 top public and private schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010.
"The education situation in Hawaii is extremely challenging as teachers, students, and parents deal with shrinking budgets and the lingering effects of furlough Fridays. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to these fine schools and to the students, teachers, parents and support staff who worked through fiscal hardship to ensure that our next generation of leaders receives the knowledge and guidance they require," said Senator Inouye.
"I am very pleased that the U.S. Department of Education has designated three of our Hawaii schools as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. I commend the teachers and staff at Ewa Beach Elementary, Momilani Elementary, and Royal School for their hard work and dedication to ensuring our keiki have the education they need to succeed," said Senator Akaka.
"Wonderful, wonderful! This is our third National Blue Ribbon Award," said Momilani Elementary School Principal, Doreen Higa. "The award recognizes the work of many–our faculty and staff, families–parents, grandparents and the rest of the Ohana, business and community partners, and of course the support from our State and District offices."
Momilani Elementary Schools previous National Blue Ribbon School Awards came in 1996 and 2004.
The National Blue Ribbon Award recognizes excellence in academic achievement for public and private elementary, middle and high schools across the country.
Congratulations to Momilani Elementary, Ewa Beach Elementary and Royal School Elementary for being named 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools!
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Momilani Elementary School Counselor, Lance Nishihara (left) pictured with Principal, Doreen Higa.