Three Hawaii schools have been named 2012 National Blue Ribbon winners.
Enchanted Lake, Hokulani and Heeia elementary schools are among 269 schools nationally to receive the award this year.
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The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in student achievement.
The schools will be honored at a ceremony in November in Washington, D.C.
“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a news release. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers.”