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Cole Congratulates National Blue Ribbon School in Southwest OKC

October 1, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) congratulated Brink Junior High, located in the Fourth District of Oklahoma, following its selection by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. This recognition is awarded to schools for overall academic performance as well as successful efforts to close achievement gaps and facilitate exceptional classroom environments and learning.

“I am thrilled to congratulate the Fourth District’s own Brink Junior High for being named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School,” said Congressman Tom Cole. “While the pandemic made providing instruction more challenging for educators nationwide, the exceptional collaboration and creativity of staff ensured that Brink’s student-centered model was maintained and continued to facilitate a meaningful learning experience for students.”

“MPS has a rich history of not only performing well at our 35 school sites, but we seek ways to improve the education process for our students,” said Moore Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Romines. “We develop strategies to improve, implement them, and evaluate our results. Brink Junior High’s honor of being named a National Blue Ribbon School speaks to those efforts, and we are so proud of their commitment to excellence in education.”

“We are so honored to be named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education,” said Brink Junior High Principal Dan Schwarz. “At Brink, we know that it takes all aspects of our community to earn an honor like this. We are lucky to be supported by a strong central leadership team; we have a wonderful staff that is dedicated to the growth of every student; we have parents and guardians who are concerned and willing to help at any point, and we have students who are respectful and dedicated to their own education.”

The 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony for all honorees will be held on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5. For more information on the awards, please see the U.S. Department of Education’s official announcement on this year’s recipients here.

To learn more about the individual efforts and achievements of Brink Junior High, click here.