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Gussner Elementary School Principal Peg Wagner shows off the official plaque the school received for being chosen a National Blue Ribbon School. She received the plaque from North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, at podium, with Jamestown Public School Superintendent Robert Lech, standing, and Sen. John Hoeven, seated, looking on. (Chris Olson / The Sun)

Gussner honored for National Blue Ribbon award


The students at William S. Gussner Elementary School did a lot of cheering and singing Monday during a ceremony honoring the school as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler spoke at the school Monday afternoon. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., sent a video message congratulating the students, staff and parents of Gussner Elementary.

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