Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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Columbia High School seniors Owen Ball and Nina Tedeschi were selected as the Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.  Both students have had accomplished high school careers, including weighted GPAs over 100.

Mr. Ball is a member of the Science Olympiad team, he attended two straight National Championships and won three medals at the 2018 National Championships. He participates in Math League, Masterminds and German Club, and was inducted into National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and German Honor Society. Mr. Ball will study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall.

Ms. Tedeschi is also a member of the nationally ranked Science Olympiad team, winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2019 National Championships. She is treasurer of the Class of 2020, participates in Math League, Masterminds and German Club and won the 2020 Poetry Slam. Ms. Tedeschi was inducted into National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and German Honor Society. Ms. Tedeschi will study Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

Congratulations!

Owen Ball with valedictorian signOwen Ball – Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Nina Tedeschi with salutatorian signNina Tedeschi – Class of 2020 Salutatorian