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Vintage Hills ceremony to celebrate National Blue Ribbon Award today

335 schools nationally chosen for award

Vintage Hills Elementary School in Pleasanton will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. today to celebrate the school's selection as a National Blue Ribbon School.

The elementary school was among 335 schools nationally recognized for academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners Sept. 29.

The school ceremony will take place at Vintage Hills school, 1125 Concord St.

Vintage Hills Elementary was selected as an Exemplary High Performing School, an honor given to schools based on student and teacher performance. The application was submitted by current principal Ann Jayne, who succeeded Melissa Theide as principal this year.

Vintage Hills was the only Pleasanton school chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School this year.

"This award reflects the dedication, pride and multiple efforts of our teachers, staff and community to meet the needs of all our students," Jayne said in an email.

"Our school will be awarded an official plaque and flag in Washington D.C. in November at the National Award Assembly," she added.

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