Students at St. James School in Savannah celebrate Oct 1. after learning that their school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018. No other school in the diocese has been given the award since 2009. P.1, Oct. 10, 2018,.Photograph by Michael J. Johnson. Selected by Barbara D. King, Director of Communications. “After sitting quietly for what seemed like an eternity, the students went wild with their pom poms at the exact moment when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on screen that their school won the award. The photographer was able to capture the controlled chaos,” King said.