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WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Students at three Woodstock schools were honored when Georgia Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Barge paid them a visit on Tuesday.

Barge toured Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy, Woodstock Middle School and Woodstock High School during his trip to Cherokee County.

The visit was a big success. Barge said he was pleased by everything he saw at the three schools, especially the "rigorous concepts" being taught at Clark Creek, a new school with a heavy focus on math and science. He was also impressed by the school's use of video conferencing technology to connect students with classrooms in other countries, such as Ghana.

"It's really good for kids to be able to see there's a world out there other than what they know," Barge said in a statement.

Cherokee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo said he appreciated Barge taking the time to visit his district.

"Dr. Barge is a strong advocate for Georgia's public schools and educators, who speaks up for the students and families that we serve," Petruzielo said. "We were proud to welcome him to our schools and let him see how dedicated our students and employees are to success."