The Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation recently presented Principal Edward Smith of West Vincent Elementary School with the 2019 Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation Academic Achievement Award. This award was given to the administration, faculty and staﬀ of West Vincent Elementary School for their distinguished honor of being named a 2019 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Academic Achievement Award is only given to a school for monumental achievement that exempliﬁes the vision of the OJR Education Foundation.
The award was presented by the new Executive Director of the OJR Education Foundation, Cindy Hutcheson, at the January OJR School Board meeting. Hutcheson explained that “West Vincent is a school that challenges students academically and makes learning fun. It is a place that prepares them for what lies ahead while teaching them to be responsible citizens, good friends, and kind to their peers. West Vincent Elementary School is truly deserving of this honor.”
The Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3)charity that operates independently from the district and is dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy in order to support educational innovation and the Mission of the OJRSD.