For the second year in a row, a school in the east is being recognized as one of the best high schools in the country.
U.S. News and World Report designated North Edgecombe High School as a Bronze Award winner and one of the best U.S. high schools.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr met Tuesday at the school to congratulate all involved.
The award for Edgecombe High School was given based on the school's ability to get high schools students ready for college.
One of the ways school officials are now helping students get ready for college is a laptop program.
All students at all Edgecombe County Schools can get ahead of the game by using a school-issued laptop. The sudents just have to pay $25.00 for insurance. They have to turn the laptops back in at the end of the year.