Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy fifth-graders London Harper and Brady Holcomb were chosen by their teachers to be honored by the Gainesville Optimist Club as Outstanding Students of the Year. The organization sponsors Youth Appreciation Week, and London and Brady were honored along with students from other schools by attending a dinner at the Gainesville Civic Center.
Army National Guard Pvts. William M. Richards and Coe D. Suchke have graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently presented My Sister's Place, an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, a $10,000 check toward its building fund. My Sister's Place is raising money to build a house in order to serve more women in need. The Gainesville Newcomers Club is a nonprofit organization for women, designed to provide opportunities for new residents in Hall County to make friends and learn about our community.
The Drill and Color Guard teams from Jefferson High School recently placed second in the Unarmed division at the Air Force JROTC Southeast Regional Drill Championships, improving on the team's fifth-place finish in the Drill division and third-place finish in the Armed Color Guard division last year.