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SCHOOLS: SOTA honor deserved the front page

Letter by Marilyn M. Siemens, Steilacoom on Sep. 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 4 Comments »
September 21, 2011 4:14 pm

We are all looking for positive feedback about our schools. Why, then, was exciting news about Tacoma’s School of the Arts receiving a distinguished award hidden inside the newspaper? This should have been front-page news instead of all the bad press schools have been getting during the strike.

SOTA was selected as one of only four schools in the United States to earn the National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education for the 2010-2011 school year. It was the only West Coast school selected this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They must be doing something right!

Let us concentrate on the positive achievements of students, teachers and their schools for a change. Way to go, SOTA!

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