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West Salem, Blessed Sacrament receive 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award

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Award Winners: (L to R) West Salem Supt. Troy Gunderson, Nat'l Blue Ribbon Schools Director Aba Kumi, Elem. Assoc. Principal Lisa Gerke, and School Psychologist Heidi Horton. Award Winners: (L to R) West Salem Supt. Troy Gunderson, Nat'l Blue Ribbon Schools Director Aba Kumi, Elem. Assoc. Principal Lisa Gerke, and School Psychologist Heidi Horton.
Blessed Sacrament awarded: Tammy Houlihan, Kay Berra, Aba Jumi, and Ted Knutson Blessed Sacrament awarded: Tammy Houlihan, Kay Berra, Aba Jumi, and Ted Knutson
Washington, DC (WXOW) -

A national award Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Education for two area schools.

West Salem Elementary School was selected as one of the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award winners in the category of Exemplary High Performing Schools. 

Blessed Sacrament School in La Crosse also received an award in the same category. 

The awards were presented in Washington D.C. through the Department of Education.

They were two of nine schools from Wisconsin receiving awards at the ceremonies. 

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