Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulated Lakewood Elementary School in Holland, Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland, and Peach Plains Elementary School in Grand Haven for being recognized by the Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Below is the video of Congressman Huizenga speaking on the House floor, as well as the text of his remarks.
Congressman Bill Huizenga:
I rise today to celebrate three West Michigan schools who have recently been recognized for their academic excellence and high student achievement.
It is an honor to represent Lakewood Elementary School and Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland and Peach Plains Elementary School in Grand Haven. Each of these schools were awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award by the Department of Education.
Each year, this esteemed recognition is presented to K-12 schools across the nation which show outstanding gains in student achievement or demonstrate academic excellence that goes above and beyond.
In West Michigan, we have a legacy of offering our children excellent educational opportunities. These three schools in Ottawa County join a wonderful group of West Michigan schools who have earned this distinction in the past.
This award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and entire communities which have dedicated themselves to creating a learning environment where students can thrive and achieve academic success.
Congratulations to Eagle Crest Charter Academy, Lakewood Elementary School, and Peach Plains Elementary, and to the students, parents, and staff for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to improving educational outcomes in our communities.