American Legion Post 121 recently presented a $500 check to local disabled veteran Gordon Spears, who was injured while serving in Iraq. Spears served for 27 years, six deployments and three combat tours. He works full time as a lieutenant at Lee Arrandale State Prison.
The following students have been named to the dean's list at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland for the fall semester 2007: Jacob Edward Bagwell and Suzanne Leigh Bell, both of Gainesville. The following students have been named to the president's club with a semester average of 4.0: Sherry Benfield McEntire of Alto, Christopher Allen Davidson and Brooke Christine Mathis, both of Gainesville, and Shaun Patrick Hughes of Oakwood. <font ...
The Hall County Library Association has named Rachel Chambers, library media specialist at Myers Elementary School, as Hall County Media Specialist for 2008-2009. She will now compete for the state honor from the Georgia Library Media Association. Chambers, a Brenau University graduate, earned school library media certification along with her master's degree in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to Myers Elementary as media specialist in 2004, she began her eight ...
The Ava White Academy recently honored students completing the school year with a dessert reception at Brenau University. The six students were commended on their success and growth, academically, socially and emotionally. Graduate Katelyn Smith is the daughter of Marcia and Kevin Smith of Gillsville; Micaela England is the daughter of Tonya and Matt England of Gainesville; Lydia Gallup is the daughter of Jenny Gallup of Monroe; Ben Nedza is the son of Jennie Nedza ...
The Johnson High School Interact Club won the Rotary International District 6910 Club of the Year award at the spring conference April 18-20 in Athens. Students Dana Sawtell, Perla Ruiz and Toan Hoang also won scholarships at the conference.
he Colonel William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution recently was honored for having the most new members in one year. The Georgia State Society of the DAR awarded them with a silver bowl for the achievement. The chapter also celebrated with an "Over 100 Members" luncheon. The new members are Christine Lanzing, Linda Martin, Marilyn Martin, Mary Lynne George, Abbe Kubit and Florence Truman.
Lula Elementary fifth-grader Madison Saxon won the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Annual Agriculture Day essay contest. Fifth-grader Carli Echols was awarded an honorable mention. Both are students of Vickie Savage and entered the contest as part of a class writing assignment. The topic was "Young People in Agriculture: Learning, Doing, Dreaming."
Students awarded Festival Scholarships The Gainesville Music Club has announced the Festival Scholarship winners from both the North Gainesville Music Festival and the South Gainesville Festival held recently in Gainesville. Karey Loggins, daughter of Paul and Tracy Loggins of Gainesville, was awarded the North Gainesville Festival Piano Scholarship. The North Hall High School sophomore is a student of Judy Thomas, Gainesville.Chandler Darby, son of Mike and Deana Darby of Hoschton, was named winner of the North ...
The South Hall Student Council donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Members of the student council sponsored a school-wide dance and a Valentine's Day flower sale. Proceeds from these annual fundraisers help support the school and other charities.
Brenau University's Teaching Math class students presented a Math Olympiad on April 22 for Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School fourth-grade students. The university students designed and supervised activities reinforcing measurement and estimation skills in conjunction with the Georgia Performance Standards.
The Gainesville Gateway Garden Club and the Crabapple and Fleur de Lis garden clubs presented the flower show "Color me Young" March 28-29 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. It was presented in conjunction with Youth Art Month.
More than 200 area students participated in the 34th annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University. The highest honor for superior ratings went to Allison Chetta, daughter of Marc and Helen Chetta of Clarkesville. She was also awarded a special certificate for eleven consecutive years of piano solos. Other piano students receiving national certificates for superior ratings this year were: Carlee Cosper, Amelia Brock, Kira Brock, Halle Hughes, Cooper Lewis, Luke Maddox, ...
Two East Hall Middle School students recently had their artwork on display at the Georgia State Capitol. The art show, sponsored by the Georgia Art Educators Association, is an annual event in celebration of youth art month. Chelsea Miller and Esmeralda Trujillo attended a reception where they met Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Doug Collins. The students and their families, along with art teacher Jennifer Shiver, were also able to see artwork from students all over the state.
The Colonel William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards tea.
Evan Carter attended Georgia Southern University's Scholars' Day in Statesboro. To be invited to the event students must score a minimum of 1,200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and have a strong academic average in high school courses. At the event students have the opportunity to meet leaders at the school and interview for academic scholarships.
Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
In a Nov. 7 ceremony, the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens Academy selected its sixth annual Officer of the Year from among four outstanding choices.
OneMain Financial provided residents and its customers an opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross's annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
DEMOREST, GA (08/05/2013)(readMedia)-- At its recent summer commencement ceremony, Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., awarded degrees to 216 students. Among the graduates were the following area residents:
(Boston, Mass.) -- Two Gainesville residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Spring semester.
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