Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SBU Alumni Achieve National Honors

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University graduate Dana Comstock and graduate of education student Harold Eckler are both currently principals of Missouri high schools that were selected for the 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools.
Comstock is the principal at Chadwick High School and Eckler is the principal at North Shelby High School.

The award honors elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students.

“We commend the Chadwick and North Shelby high schools for this prestigious recognition,” said Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro.  “Their students, teachers, school administrators and community members deserve accolades for attaining this high level of student achievement.”

This year’s Blue Ribbon Schools winners will be formally recognized November 15-16 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.


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