The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
Ian Cundiff of Scout Troop No. 203 in Gainesville achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 4.
Army 1st Lt. James L. Goddard has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fifth and sixth grade Hall County students competed at 4-H County Project Achievement Jan. 29 at Tadmore Elementary School. A total of 95 students competed in a variety of 4-H project areas.
Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall, both residents of Habersham County, were bestowed Outstanding Georgia Citizen Awards on Jan. 17 during Initials, Inc. Leader Day at the Capitol.
Lula City Council member Mordecai Wilson received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayor's Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 27.
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Two students from Riverside Military Academy were recently selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association All State Orchestra to be held Feb. 28 throiugh March 2 in Savannah.
Brooke Arroliga, a fourth-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary, recently experienced an act of kindness and good fortune. Arroliga lost an item of great value - her teacher bag full of work that "my hard-working students had submitted to me."
Brooke Arroliga, a fourth-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary, recently experienced an act of kindness and good fortune.
Joel D. Whetstone, son of Jay and Carolyn Whetstone of Gainesville, was presented his first set of gold bars and a certificate of commendation by retired Army Lt. Col. Dave Gordon of the Georgia Mountain Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, during commissioning ceremonies recently at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.Whetstone completed his degree requirements and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.
Gainesville Theater Alliance students Haden Rider and Carly Berg recently took 28 area theater students ages 8 to 18 to Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.
The winners of the Winter Exhibition of the Georgia Art League at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center were presented Dec. 13 at the annual holiday party.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently held the "Dog and Pony Show," a special exhibition for winter 2012 featuring pet-themed art in various types of media.
Pvt. Charles Trouilliere graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 21.
Air Force Airman Taylor N. Thompson, son of Robin and Ted Moon of Commerce and grandson of Louise and Richard McDowell of Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Medical Center Foundation recently held a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast dedication to honor The Rotary Club of Braselton for its gift to name The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.
Four flutists from Johnson High School recently performed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during a field trip with the school's International Baccalaureate program.
The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.
Governor's Honors Program semifinalists include 29 Hall County School District students among the more than 2,000 selected statewide.
The first-place winners from the Hall County Regional Technology Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday at the North Hall Community Center in Gainesville will go on to the state fair in March.
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