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Congressman Dan Lipinski Visits Conrady Junior High

Congressman Dan Lipinski visited Conrady Junior High School on Friday and congratulated students and staff on receiving the coveted National Blue Ribbon Award.

The congressman read a proclamation over the public address system that was entered into the congressional record in Washington D.C. In part, the proclamation read: "Mr. Speaker (of the House), I rise today to congratulate Conrady Junior High School for receiving the prestigious 2017 U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School Award. The school's award was conferred under the Exemplary High Performing Schools category.

In 1982, the U.S. Department of Education established the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program to recognize public and private schools with high or significantly improved achievement. I am proud that Conrady Junior High School, located in Hickory Hills, has been honored as an exceptional school. The teachers and staff at Conrady take great care to focus on the needs of individual students, and this hard work is reflected in the school's academic performance. The school employs a unique curriculum with variable-length math periods based on student need, and daily periods of exploratory and intervention classes.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating Conrady Junior High School for this impressive achievement and recognizing teachers, administrators, parents, students and the community for the hard work that they have put in to earn this award."

Congressman Lipinski met with Principal Andy Anderson, Assistant Principal Sean Joyce and Student Council President Mohammed Jbara. He also visited two classrooms and talked to the students about the political system.

Anderson and Lipinski read over the proclamation

 Mr. Joyce, Mohammed Jbara, Congressman Lipinski and Mr. Anderson

Speaking with students

Visiting another class

Mr. Joyce and Mr. Anderson