Excel High School is the winner of the 2nd Annual "School on the Move" Prize created in honor of former Superintendent Thomas W. Payzant. EdVestors presented the $100,000 award after a panel of judges selected Excel, one of three small schools in the South Boston Education Complex, as the most improved school in the district. The school was featured recently on Neighborhood Network News. Boston Community Leadership Academy and the Noonan Business Academy each will receive $25,000 as finalists for the prize. Pictured here at the gala celebration, left to right, are: Laura Perille, EdVestors Executive Director; former Superintendent Michael Contompasis; Excel High School Headmaster Ligia Noriega; Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Superintendent Carol R. Johnson; and Dr. Payzant.
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