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Published October 23, 2012, 10:12 PM

Gov. Dalrymple Vists Thompson School to Recognize Performance

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple on hand tonight to recognize Thompson Public Schools. Thompson was given the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Award for outstanding academic achievement, one of two North Dakota schools to be recognized.

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple on hand tonight to recognize Thompson Public Schools. Thompson was given the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Award for outstanding academic achievement, one of two North Dakota schools to be recognized.

Thompson and Carrington Elementary School were the only two schools in the state to meet Average Yearly Progress standards last year. US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement on Friday. All schools awarded will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program started in 1982.

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