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2014 Annual Recognition Ceremony Highlights

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Director Aba Kumi opens the 2014 Recognition Ceremony.
The School Without Walls Stage Band of the School Without Walls (Washington, DC and 2010 NBRS) performed at the opening Plenary Session.
Jasmine Bailey, 11th grade student at the School Without Walls (Washington, DC), sang the National Anthem.
Ceremony participants shared ideas about challenges their schools had overcome.
Participants weighed in on key education topics at a series of Roundtable Discussions.
Principals began to cover a wall by identifying all the "hats" they wear in running effective schools.
The Arlington Traditional School Honors Chorus (Arlington, VA and 2012 NBRS) entertained the assembled representatives during a festive luncheon.
Morgan Taylor, a 6th grade student at Roberto Clemente Middle School (Germantown, MD) introduced U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and exchanged high-fives.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took audience questions after his congratulatory remarks.

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