Mrs. McFadden has just returned from her very busy trip to our nation’s capital, and has brought back with her, a piece of hardware declaring our National Blue Ribbon status! During the trip earlier this month, Mrs. McFadden, and theology teacher Mrs. Deb Matson-Champagne, were welcomed on stage in front of a national audience to receive Nashua Catholic’s 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.
“It was such a great trip, and we got to meet some truly incredible educators” said Mrs. McFadden when she first returned to the school. Driving immediately from the airport back to the school, Mrs. McFadden was eager to show the award to all of our students, and reminded them of just how special this award is. Along with giving a brief background of the award, Mrs. McFadden thanked our students, faculty, and staff members for all of their work and commitment to Nashua Catholic. Mrs. McFadden also reminded the students, faculty and staff members that they all have a responsibility to consistently put forth and meet the high expectations that come with being a National Blue Ribbon School.
Nashua Catholic was one of 342 schools nationwide, and one of only 37 Catholic schools to win the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award, and the first winning school from New Hampshire’s Diocese of Manchester. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. These Blue Ribbon Schools are an example of what teachers and students can achieve.