During Computer Science Education Week, Chestatee High School students participated in a worldwide program by learning about coding via online tutorials at www.code.org.
The Soldiers of Truth Motorcycle Ministry visited the Atlanta Street Homes in Gainesville as rain poured down Dec. 14.
Army Pvt. Cody B. Wishon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
About 30 children from the Gainesville Housing Authority visited the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Nov. 30.
Vickery Creek Elementary School children donated 515 pounds of candy to the militarymen and women serving overseas. Students also donated $515 to a local family with a child fighting cancer.
Emily Elder of Gainesville was named to Samford University's 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities.
Wauka Mountain Elementary School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program from Shawn Boghani of Clermont IGA. The ExxonMobil dealer worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 4,000 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp.
In the academic regional competition, Flowery Branch High School won 428-310 against Gainesville High School in the 11th- and 12th-grade contest.
Michael Reynolds of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The International Baccalaureate announced the artwork submitted by students of Tracy Troutman at the Fair Street IB School was selected to be displayed in a collage of art photos at the IB Americas Global Centre in Bethesda, Md.
For the second year in a row, Disability Resource Center hosted the Ho Ho Hustle, a 5-kilometer race and 1-mile fun run to benefit Disability Resource Center. The nonprofit center assists individuals with disabilities to help make them more self sufficient such as assistive devices, home modifications or independent living skills.
Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.
On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.
Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.
Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.
Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.
A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.
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