National Guardsman John Michael Kishimoto recently graduated from basic training, advanced individual training and airborne school at Fort Benning in Columbus.
Kyle Donaldson, son of Randy and Tari Donaldson and a member of Boy Scout Troop 203, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Kyle constructed an 80-foot brick walkway leading to a prayer labyrinth at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian. Kyle is a sophomore at Flowery Branch High School.
Emilee Ann Smith, a North Hall High School graduate, recently was awarded the Jostens National Renaissance Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to one student throughout the United States and is initially worth $2,500 with a renewable option of up to $10,000 within a four-year period. Smith also will receive an Apple iBook computer as part of the award.
Army Pvt. Zachery Anderson has graduated from basic combat training and combat engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville will receive a grant for general operating support from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education recently recognized the school-level teachers of the year. Kathy Chandler, a first-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Elementary School. Dave Cuddy, a seventh-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Middle School, while Roger Bright, a drama instructor, represents Jefferson High School. Not pictured is Jefferson Academy teacher of the year Jean Conner, who teaches fourth grade. Cuddy was also selected as the district teacher of the year. The following students recently graduated with ...
The Longstreet Clinic recently donated $2,000 to Good News Clinics as part of the nonprofit's "95 in 95" campaign.
Choral students from the six Hall County middle schools recently participated in Large Group Performance Evaluations, sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association.
Sonha C. Payne, a teacher at Flowery Branch High School, was named 2008-2009 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher of the year by the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Chemical Society.
Air Force Airman David A. Pickren III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual Awards Tea at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.
Bradley Cole was awarded the Bielecki-Willard Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the Year award at a recent award ceremony held at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. Cole is the son of Edward and Glenda Cole of Gainesville.
The Gainesville Music Club announces the festival scholarship winners from both the North Gainesville Music Festival and the South Gainesville Festival held recently in Gainesville.
The Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Competition was held last month Woodstock. Four students from North Georgia Technical College competed in the event. First-, second- and third-place winners will be invited to the national contest in Anaheim, Calif.
The American Tapestry Alliance has given its Award of Excellence to Tommye McClure Scanlin of Dahlonega for her piece, "...to the essence of every nature...". The tapestry measures 34 inches wide by 54 inches long and was woven of wool and cotton. It was exhibited at the Blue Ridge Handweaving Show in Asheville, N.C., in October.