Sept. 23, 2010
-- Blue Bell Creameries will honor Brandon Academy, recently named a 2010 national Blue Ribbon School, with a school-wide ice cream party on Friday, September 24, 2010. A Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will arrive at Brandon Academy, 801 Limona Road in Brandon, Fla., at 11 a.m. to treat every student, teacher, and staff member in the school.
Principal Sondra Cliggitt will receive a personal cooler of ice cream including Dutch Chocolate, one of her favorite flavors.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 6,000 of America’s most successful schools for the past 28 years. Schools are selected and awarded this prestigious honor annually for two reasons – helping students achieve at very high levels and making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
“At Blue Bell, we recognize the importance of encouraging and honoring schools for educational excellence,”
says Paul Kruse, CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are!”
This year’s winning schools will also be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. November 15-16, 2010.
Media contact is Lizz Harmon, HarmonTampa PR, at 813-288-6909.