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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon applauds Scotland Co. School District

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MEMPHIS, Mo. (WGEM) -

Students at Scotland County High School got a visit Thursday from Missouri's Governor.

Gov. Jay Nixon spoke with students, faculty and staff in Memphis.

The Governor applauded the school for its continued academic success as last year the district's graduation rate was 97 percent, more than ten points above the state average.

"Great schools are a product of a strong, supportive network of parents, teachers, administrators, and the community" Gov. Nixon said. "I applaud the folks of Scotland County and their steadfast commitment to a good education for the students here. As Governor, I will continue to strengthen our public schools so that the next generation of Missourians can compete and win in a growing economy

Scotland County also scored 91-point-1 percent on the Missouri School Improvement Program.

"The Scotland County R-1 School District is committed to preparing our students for success in a global society," said Ryan Bergeson, Superintendent. "Our talented teachers, committed parents, and supportive community work together to provide every student the opportunity to reach their full potential. I applaud our students and teachers for their academic achievement and I have confidence we will continue our great success."

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