North Hall Middle School's seventh-grade health class received a Health Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia School Nutrition Association for its win in the statewide Move it Challenge. Students wrote a poem or essay about being healthier and then the class chose the best three for competition. They were recognized at UGA with Coach Mark Richt at a dinner in the athletic dining facilities.
Thomas Larry Nix of Gainesville was honored as one of the Golden Anniversary alumni at Reinhardt University's 2012 commencement ceremony.
Namhee Kwak of Gainesville has received the Burroughs Welcome Scholarship Award. Kwak is a fifth-year student in Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences' pharmacy program. This award is presented annually to recognize undergraduate students demonstrating excellence and financial need.
The Georgia Art League at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center announced the award winners of the 2012 Late Spring Exhibit in the Sawyer Gallery. Bob Westervelt was the judge for the awards. First place went to Marie-Helene Gardelle for her raku "Maternite." Second place went to Ruth Money for her oil painting "A Life Well-Lived," and third place went to Dana Ross for his 3-D wood sculpture "Edge."
Fifth-grade gifted students at Gainesville Exploration Academy recently interviewed retired Times editor Johnny Vardeman about the history of Gainesville City School System.
The following students were initiated into The Georgia Southern University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen. To be eligible, initiates earn a minimum GPA of 3.6 while enrolled full-time:
The North and South Gainesville Junior Music Clubs recently held the annual music festivals. The winners for the 2012 Gainesville Music Club Festival were:
The DaVinci Academy seventh- and eighth-grade band participated in the Ninth District East Georgia Music Educators Large Group Performance Evaluation at Hart County High School Performing Arts Center in Hartwell. In their first ever LGPE participation, the group earned superior ratings from all three performance judges.
The following local students were recently recognized as the Grady Young Foundation's "Rising S.T.A.R.S."
The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the electric cooperative's members through their donations to the Operation Round Up program, has awarded grants totaling $29,500 to four agencies serving area residents.
Army National Guard Pvt. Jehoshabeath Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Brenau University Athletics has organized its second annual Fill the Bus canned food drive to benefit Good News at Noon in Gainesville. Students, faculty, staff and the community can get involved.
Several local students recently competed in the Annual Health Care Occupations of America State Leadership Conference in Athens. The top three students in each of the 54 events have qualified to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference held in June in Orlando, Fla. The following local students placed in their respective events.
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The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,500 in grants to organizations during its February meeting, including $41,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.
Brenau University's Phi Mu fraternity partnered with El Sombrero No. 9 last semester to host "Taco Tuesdays" to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The famed founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, once said "Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery."
Artwork by high school students from across Northeast Georgia was recently featured in a show at Piedmont College Smith-Williams Studios in Demorest.
Centennial Arts Academy won state honors Saturday at the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
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