A celebration was held in Frisco Park in Amory. The celebration was for Amory School District’s achieving an A-rated school status in the state. Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carey Wright along with Mayor Brad Blalock, Mr. Bryars, Mrs. Stanford, Mr. Millender and numerous students and faculty attended the festivities. The superintendent congratulated the district for its achievements. Furthermore, Dr. Wright revealed that Mississippi scores dramatically increased in math, reading, and history compared to other states in the nation. Mississippi’s educational scores were so high that the state was number one across the nation for educational growth. While every other state has seen a decline in educational growth Mississippi has steadily made advancements in the educational field. The nation is now looking to Mississippi as the model of educational development.