The North Georgia College & State University men's quartet recently performed the national anthem at two Gwinnett Braves games. Members of the quartet are Randy Barker, a college alumnus; Jack Broman, professor of music and director of choral activities at North Georgia College; Rich Grimshaw, a voice major; and Mark Spraker, professor of physics.
Michelle Salmon of Gainesville recently was named to the academic achievement list for the spring semester at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. To be named to the academic achievement list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average in three to 14 hours of coursework.
The Col. William Candler Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution installed six new members at its May meeting,, bringing the total chapter membership to 127. Shelby Whitson, national vice president general and honorary state regent installed the members and also was the guest speaker. Her speech topic was "The DAR Museum Period Rooms."
The Gainesville Jaycees recently presented checks worth $500 to both Challenged Child and Friends and Junior Achievement. The Jaycees also completed a work project at Challenged Child, pressure washing and then staining a fence surrounding a playground at the learning center.
The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at LaGrange College in LaGrange: Eric Clark, Mushimie Lona Panda, William Simons and Elizabeth Williams, all of Gainesville. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average while enrolled in at least 12 hours of courses.
Air Force Airman Brett M. McElvery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
The Hall County Optimist Club recently sponsored a "Respect for Law" poster contest at Sugar Hill Elementary School. The contest was open to all fifth-grade students at the school, who were asked to interpret the topic of "Respect for Law."
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.