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Chinquapin Elementary Receives Nomination As Distinguished School for High Progress


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CES Receives Nomination As National Title I Distinguished School for High Progress

The National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID) and the United States Department of Education (USED) are sponsoring the Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. North Carolina will be permitted to select two Title I schools to proudly represent the state at the national level in each of the two categories. One school will be selected for high performance for two or more consecutive years, and one school will be selected for high progress.

Congratulations, Chinquapin Elementary School (CES) for being recently nominated as a National Title I Distinguished School for high progress. Marketa Hargrove, CES Principal, Karen Kennedy, CES STEAMA Coordinator, and Dr. Ben Thigpen, Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs, Student Support, and Athletics, attended a recent luncheon in Greensboro to accept the nomination. 

“It was truly an honor to be nominated as a National Distinguished ESEA School and to represent Duplin County Schools in this competition.  Our students, staff, and all stakeholders worked hard to earn this nomination and I am extremely proud of the efforts that are put forth daily to make progress.  We will continue to strive toward excellence at CES,” shared Marketa Hargrove, Principal at Chinquapin Elementary School.