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.
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.