Sunflower Elementary School received the nation’s highest academic honor on Sept. 15.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the school has earned the National Blue Ribbon Award. The award is a first for the Gardner Edgerton School District.
To celebrate the occasion, Mayor Dave Drovetta will present a  proclamation to students and staff at the school at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 naming the day “Blue Ribbon Day” in Gardner.