Perrysburg HS earns national honor

Perrysburg High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School Tuesday, one of just 48 high schools in
the country to receive the honor.
Perrysburg received the award in two areas, Academic Excellence and Closing Achievement Gaps in Student
Sub Groups.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Blue Ribbon award "affirms the hard work of
students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students
master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is
a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning."
"We are so proud of all of all of our employees for what they do each and every day for our
students," Superintendent Tom Hosler stated in a news release. "Whether it is greeting them in
the morning as they board their bus, helping them learn, serving them lunch with a smile, helping them
with a locker jam or just looking out for them, each of them has an important role in making a
difference. It is nice to see this prestigious public recognition of what we Yellow Jackets do
everyday."
"It is fitting that this year marks the 150th graduating class from Perrysburg High School,"
stated Principal Michael Short. "The high expectations that this community had for its graduates
then has never wavered and I believe that those community members and students from that first
graduating class would be both proud and honored to see what this school district has become."