Rochester principal honored in Washington D.C.

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(ABC 6 News) – A principal from Rochester was honored for outstanding leadership in Washington D.C. Thursday evening.

Jim Sonju, principal of Lincoln Elementary school was one of nine principals from around the country to receive the 2022 Terrel H Bell Award .

The Terrel H. Bell Award recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in guiding students and schools to excellence, frequently under challenging circumstances.

According to his twitter page, he says he is proud to represent the school and district at the National Blue Ribbon conference.

“Through positivity and innovation, Principal Sonju has inspired the entire school community to strive for excellence, challenge the status quo, and aim for making Lincoln K-8 the best school in the universe.”