Lincoln awarded School of Promise award

| April 4, 2013

001COSHOCTON – Lincoln Elementary was awarded with the School of Promise award today, April 4 at a 10 a.m. assembly in the gymnasium. Dr. Richard Ross, state superintendent, was present to make the award, as well as Dr. David Hire, Coshocton Schools superintendent, and Dave Skelton, Lincoln principal.

“You represent kids from all over Ohio,” said Hire. “Kids all over Ohio are working hard and listening to their teachers just like you. I’m very proud of you and I know your teachers are proud of you, too, so I just want to say congratulations and good job!”

Schools of Promise recognize schools that have high-performing students and staff despite economical and social challenges. Lincoln School met 10 of the 10 state requirements for the School of Promise award.

“The reason Lincoln School earned the School of Promise award is because they expect nothing but the best,” said Ross. “We don’t let circumstances determine outcome and we don’t let obstacles stand in the way of education.”

Ross has been in the education field for nearly 60 years and has always considered the quality of education to be one of the most important aspects of a young child’s endeavor for lifelong learning.

“My family placed a high importance on education as a way to improve the quality of life,” Ross said. “I want every child to pursue that quality of education.”

Skelton ended the program by presenting Ross with a gift and congratulating the students once again.

“One of the reasons we continue to be a success is because we believe that failure is not an option,” said Skelton. “If anyone here doesn’t agree with me, you’re in the wrong school.”

Lincoln Elementary currently has 290 students enrolled grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

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