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South Georgia principal is finalist for prestigious award

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The principal at Lowndes High School is a finalist for the 2011 National Principal of the Year.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals announced Wednesday that Wes Taylor is one of six finalists for the group's most prestigious award, which will be awarded in September.

Under Taylor's leadership, the school improved its graduation rate from 68 percent to 81 percent in five years.

The school also nearly tripled the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses.

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