A big congratulations is in order for Ridgeland Hardeeville High School.
The school received the Palmetto Gold Award for increasing their standardized test scores last year. Students went from being at-risk to excellent.
Principal Karen Parker says the award is just what students needed to motivate them.
"There's been so much negative publicity, some of it true and some not true in Jasper County, so something like this is really given us the oomph that we need to continue to drive forward," she said.
Parker said they've been working hard all year to get even better scores this year and she's confident they will.
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