Hendricks Elementary is one of only seven elementary schools in the state of Georgia receiving the Blue Ribbon award by the U.S. Department of Education.
There were 257 public schools in the country that will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12 and 13. But today, the school, which used to be Austell Intermediate, will celebrate with a local ceremony at the school's Fall Festival which will run from 11 to 2 p.m. The award ceremony is at 12:30 p.m.
Combine this recognition ceremony with the events of the Fall Festival, and it makes for a great day for the community.