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Waterville school receives national honor

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WATERVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Waterville Primary School just won some major bragging rights. They were named a national Blue Ribbon School, and students there beat out every other school in the area to win the title.

Principal Chad Warnimont says dedicated, hard-working teachers and students eager to learn are just some of the reasons they've been so successful.

Waterville Primary School was the only school in northwest Ohio to receive the distinction, and one of only about 290 in the country. They earned the award because their math and reading test scores have been consistently high over the past three years. Their test scores are in the 90th percentile, with third grade reading scores the highest at 97 percent.

"We were absolutely amazed," Warnimont said. "It was such a great honor yesterday when we found out. We read the list and I got the announcement and shouted, ‘Yippee-kay-ay-yay!' to all the students and staff. We were so excited."

He says that excitement will continue because of the teachers' enthusiasm in the classroom and students who are always ready to learn.

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