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Florence County school receives National Blue Ribbon Award

SC (WMBF) - A Florence County school was named National Blue Ribbon Award winner.

Royall Elementary in Florence School District One is among five schools in the state of South Carolina who received National Blue Ribbon recognition. Socastee Elementary in Myrtle Beach was also a nominee for the award.

State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais congratulated the five SC schools today. "These five schools across our state are models of academic excellence and should be celebrated for this achievement," said Zais.

337 schools in the nation are being recognized for academic excellence and making progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 91% percent of students at Socastee Elementary are disadvantaged and 61% of students at Royall Elementary are disadvantaged. "They prove every day that zip codes should not affect a student's destiny", Zais said.

West View Elementary School, Hanahan Middle School and Hanahan Elementary School were also nominees.

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