To get a firsthand look at international commerce and a culture rich with global influences, undergraduate students in the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business spent spring break in London as part of the college's flagship study abroad program, The London Experience.
The Gainesville High School SPEED (Students Putting Extra Emphasis on Decisions) team entered a contest presented by the Governor's Office of Children and Families to promote the fact that most Georgia students make good decisions and do not drink underage.
University of North Georgia junior John Dees has been selected to receive a Udall Scholarship, one of only 50 in the nation.
For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.
William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.
Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.
Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.
Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.
The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.
Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.
Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.
Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.
Geoffrey Weidner of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weidner was initiated at Georgia Regents University.
The Goddard School recently hosted the St. Jude's Annual Trike-A-Thon on April 4.
Hall County 4-H'ers competed in the 2014 4-H District Project Achievement on March 14-16 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More than 70 seventh- through 12th-graders from 39 Northeast Georgia counties attended. The Hall County results were:
Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.
Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.
The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.
Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.
Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.
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