CSJ Founded School Earns National Award

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Sister Anna Bridget Kearns, CSJ celebrates the Blue Ribbon Status of CSJ founded St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Brunswick, Georgia. Representing the CSJ presence at the school, Kearns will travel to Washington D.C. to be at the awards ceremony on November 3.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, located in Brunswick, as a 2009 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School.

The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School began as St. Joseph's School and was established in Brunswick in 1900. The mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph continues to be carried out by Miss Erin Mary Finn, principal, Sister Anna B. Kearns, CSJ, and a dedicated faculty and staff.

This year's winners, 264 public and 50 private schools, will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 3. Sister Anna Bridget Kearns will accompany the school's principal, Erin Mary Finn, to the ceremony.

Thus far, St Francis Xavier Catholic School is the only school in the Catholic Diocese of Savannah to have earned this honor.

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