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Social Studies teacher Meghan Hanson-Peters talks to her world history class Wednesday afternoon at Steamboat Springs High School. The high school and Steamboat Springs Middle School are recipients of the John Irwin Schools of Excellence award that recognizes the top 8 percent of public schools that demonstrate the highest achievement on statewide assessments.

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Steamboat high school, middle school recognized with state achievement award

Local schools earn awards of excellence

The Colorado Department of Education recognized Steamboat Springs High School on Tuesday with a John Irwin Schools of Excellence award. The award also was given to Steamboat Springs Middle School. The award, given to 151 Colorado public schools this year, honors the top 8 percent of schools whose students perform at the highest levels on Colorado State Assessment Program tests.

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