Saco’s Thornton Academy Attracting Students From Around the Globe

The head of a southern Maine high school traveled to Washington recently to receive a presidential award – not from the Department of Education, but from the Department of Commerce.

Saco’s Thornton Academy received the President’s “E” award, which recognizes efforts that contribute significantly to U.S. exports. In the case of Thornton Academy, the product is the American educational experience, which is being exported to hundreds of foreign students, thanks to the school’s thriving international program.

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