Mariemont Elementary School students, staff, families, community and special guests gathered on Friday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the school’s National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence. The Mariemont City School District learned of ME’s national recognition on Oct. 1 while Superintendent Steven Estepp and principal Ericka Simmons attended the national ceremony to accept the award on Nov. 7, in Washington, D.C.
“It was important to have this day to honor and recognize our students, staff members, and community members who worked so hard to earn this nomination and award” said Simmons. “We are truly grateful to be considered among the country’s elite schools and we wanted to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment together as a community.”
The National Blue Ribbon celebration assembly included a Blue Ribbon highlight video and student performances as well as several student-written essays on what it means to be a Blue Ribbon school. Additionally, each grade took a turn in the gymnasium playing special blue ribbon games orchestrated by the Mariemont Elementary PTO.
“A big thank you to the Mariemont Board of Education, the administrative team, our PTO and the rest of the community who support our district and our school” said Simmons. “This day of celebration would not be possible without each and every one of them!”