Harwood Elementary was designated a National Blue Ribbon School.

This was West Fargo's third elementary school to be honored in the past three years, after Legacy Elementary won in 2017 and Freedom Elementary received the award in 2018.

362 schools in the U.S. were given the ribbon this year.

"And we know we ask a lot of you, I ask a lot of the staff, they ask a lot of me," said Harwood Principal Jerry Standifer. "And this is a great recognition of that."

Harwood also won the award in 2006.