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Laurel Schools celebrate new academic year

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel school administrators, teachers, parents and students gathered together Thursday night to mark the accomplishments of last school year while getting motivated for the current one.

It was all part of a "Celebration of Excellence" event at Laurel High School.

A packed house in the auditorium listened to inspirational music and words of encouragement from superintendent Chuck Benigno.

He says last year's state test scores were up in all grades and he has high hopes for even better scores this year.

"Every school in the district showed marked improvement and so, we're on our way to another great year and this is a very exciting time for all of our kids," said Benigno. 

The new school year in Laurel began Aug. 8. 

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