JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today presented a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, educators and families of William S. Gussner Elementary School in honor of their designation as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. As a special symbol representing the school’s exemplary teaching and learning, the National Blue Ribbon School flag will be displayed along with the U.S. flag presented by Senator Hoeven. This is the second time that Gussner Elementary has received this prestigious recognition.

“Today, we commend William S. Gussner Elementary School’s designation as a National Blue Ribbon School, which recognizes their commitment to academic excellence,” said Hoeven. “This level of achievement has been earned through the hard work and dedication of the students, families, teachers and administration of William S. Gussner Elementary School. Congratulations on this well-deserved designation.”

Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon School award has honored public and private schools across the country that display overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps.