Joda Lee Roshau, a fourth-grader at Lanier Elementary School, recently received awards for perfect attendance, all A's for the year and reading achievement. He is the son of Joseph and Rhonda Roshau of Murrayville.
Lauren Darnell of Gainesville was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Darnell was initiated recently at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Jackson EMC recently awarded Gainesville High School senior Feliciano Anthony Divinagracia the 2013 A.T. Sharpton scholarship. Divinagracia was one of six recipients selected from nearly 300 applications.
The North Georgia Christian School Yearbook Staff earned its second award this academic year for outstanding work. Walsworth Yearbooks has inducted the 2013 Equus into its "Gallery of Excellence," which is reserved for only a small percentage of yearbooks the company produces.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.
Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.
Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.