Washington, DC - Representatives from District 51 and Central High School were in Washington, DC on Wednesday to receive a prestigious honor.
Central was one of only 46 schools from around the country to be designated as a Green Ribbon School by the federal Department of Education.
The school was honored for its dedication to environmental and science programs and projects at the school.
"The pillars were about the environment, reducing your footprint, about health and wellness, and about sustainability education, including STEM education," said Central Assistant Principal Tracy Arledge, who was one of the representatives from the school at the DC ceremony.
"The award gives us impetus to create and grow enthusiasm and excitement in our student community to be good stewards of our planet," said Central science teacher PJ Janssen, who also attended the ceremony.
Central was nominated by the Colorado Department of Education and then had to apply to the US Department of Education to compete for the designation.