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Coastal Link: Beaufort's Okatie Elementary Earns 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

Good news this morning for Beaufort County's Okatie Elementary.

The school has earned a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award.

The U.S. Department of Education made the announcement Tuesday.

According to information released by the Beaufort County School District, Okatie was one of five South Carolina Schools nominated by State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais for recognition.

The program honors public and private k-12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

Okatie Elementary is the school district's second National Blue Ribbon School and the first since Beaufort Elementary earned the recognition in 1998-99.

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