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Lowndes High Principal nominated for national award

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

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

Wes Taylor is one of six finalists for the National Association of Secondary School Principals' most prestigious award.

In the last five years, the school improved its graduation rate from 68-percent to 81-percent.

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

"You know it's certainly an honor to be selected," said Taylor. "I think that's due to the hard work of a lot of people. I just happen to be the principal out front."

The school's drop out rate has also decreased to less than five percent. The winner will be announced during the last week in September.

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