Officials from Hancock County Schools were in Washington, D.C. Thursday, where they officially accepted the recognition of Allen T. Allison Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award was announced during a school assembly Oct. 6. A.T. Allison is one of only three West Virginia schools to achieve the honor this year. Pictured, from left, are Andrea Dulaney, director of teaching, learning and assessment; Tim Woodward, superintendent of schools; Toni Hartung, principal; and Jennifer Marchese, assistant principal. — Contributed