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Westover receives big honor

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -One Dougherty School made a big name for itself today. Westover High School was awarded for being an AYP school for the second year in a row.

AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress. It's based on how well a school does on graduation rates and testing participation.

Teachers and faculty enjoyed some cake and ice cream to start off the new year on a good foot. Westover met the graduation rate requirement of 80 percent this year. Next year, it's 85 percent by 2014 it will be 100 percent.

"It was a celebration today," said Dougherty County Schools Superintendent, Joshua Murfree. "We want to thank the faculty for making adequate yearly progress and I'm proud of what's happening in the district in terms of the first day.

If Westover meets the AYP requirements of next year, it will become a school of distinction. 

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