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Talkington School for Young Women Leaders named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Students celebrate Talkington SYWL's Blue Ribbon Distinction (source: KCBD video) Students celebrate Talkington SYWL's Blue Ribbon Distinction (source: KCBD video)
Talkington SYWL wins 2016 National Blue Ribbon distinction (source: KCBD video) Talkington SYWL wins 2016 National Blue Ribbon distinction (source: KCBD video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It is an exciting day for Lubbock ISD and one of the LISD schools.

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders has been named one of the best in the nation, selected as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

The Texas Education Agency nominated Talkington along with only 26 other schools in the state of Texas, and Wednesday they received the good news.

The National Blue Ribbon distinction is decided by the Department of Education based on many categories, including demographics, school leadership, core curriculum, professional development for teachers, student involvement, and parent engagement.

“This is a huge accomplishment and a great distinction for this school and we’re just so proud of the work that has taken place not just to receive this award but the work that takes place every single day at Talkington,” said Dr. Theresa Williams, Lubbock ISD Deputy Superintendent.

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders is one of 279 public schools and 50 private schools across the country to receive this honor.

“We level the playing field for young women and we certainly for young women that may not always have that opportunity elsewhere,” said Berta Fogerson, Talkington SYWL Principal. “We certainly are excited that we serve so many different girls and that they continue to excel. And it’s been their work and the work of our teachers and the work of the leadership team that works with me that has put us on the map, that has helped us earn this distinction.”

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