Blue Ribbon brings Blue Bell ice cream

Published 10:34 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008

As a reward for being named a 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School, Demopolis High School will get the scoop — several scoops, actually, as Blue Bell Creameries will present the students, faculty and staff of the school with free ice cream on Oct. 31.

A Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will arrive at DHS at 10:30 a.m.

“At Blue Bell, we recognize the importance of encouraging and honoring schools for educational excellence,” said Paul Kruse, chief executive officer and president of Blue Bell Creameries. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are!”

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“Blue Bell Creameries is privately- and family-owned,” said Jenny Anderson of Blue Bell. “One of the things we have is a strong sense of supporting education. We feel that this is a small way of showing our appreciation to schools and to honor the students as well as the faculty and staff. It’s a way to give back to the community and those involved with education.”

“We really cant do enough for our students and their role in this achievement,” said DHS principal Dr. Isaac Espy, Jr. “We are proud to recognize these people, and this is a fun way to give them a well-deserved pat on the back.”

Demopolis High School was formally honored with the 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon award in Washington, D.C., this week.