Skyline Elementary receives national award for the second time

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URBANA, Mo.– Skyline Elementary is being awarded the National Blue Ribbon award for the second time from Washington D.C.

The last time they received this award was 2009.

The Governor and First lady Parsons, as well as the commissioner of education Margie Vandeven, presented the awards at a K-12 assembly in the high school.

“Most of the time the teachers in these small schools will know the parents and the kids will know each other grow up with each other,” Gov. Mike Parson said. “I think there’s a natural bond there that you don’t have in some of the bigger schools where it’s more like you go there, you’re a student and you don’t really have that one-on-one.”

They are also receiving the Gold Star award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“It is our people, it’s our teachers, our staff, our community members who do not accept failure as an option,” Jason Pursley said, principal of Skyline elementary.

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