Richmond County magnet schools recognized

Two Richmond County magnet schools have been named National Magnet Schools of Excellence.

Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School received the recognition from Magnet Schools of America, the Richmond County school system announced Friday.

The recognition means the schools are eligible for monetary awards, in addition to selection as one of the top magnet schools in the nation.

The two schools were chosen for the recognition based on completion of an application process and a review of submitted materials by a panel of educators.