Martin Elementary School fifth-grader Kelly O'Connell sang the national anthem at the Petit LeMans in October. O'Connell is the daughter of Johnny and Robin O'Connell of Flowery Branch.
Victoria Rogers, a student at North Hall Middle School, is the Hall County winner in the sixth annual water conservation and preservation essay contest, sponsored by the Clean Water Campaign and the Water Use It Wisely Campaign. For the contest, students researched and shared their thoughts on why conserving water and preventing water pollution are important for the future of their river, lakes and streams.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently honored its students who participated in the Hall County Library Summer Reading Program. Students were treated to a doughnut party in the media center with principal Sally Meadors. Niki Borders of the Hall County Library System also attended. Borders worked in the spring to encourage Enota prekindergartners through third-graders to participate in the library program.
Eighth-grader Justin Blalock, seventh-grader Ashley Brock and sixth-grader Erika Alcantar are the winners of the recent spelling bee at Chestatee Middle School. The students will represent the school in the Hall County Fair.
Local author Brad Strickland, pictured above, visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School on Oct. 5. Strickland, the author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, spoke to the students as part of their study of literature written by Georgia authors. Strickland explained how he finds inspiration for his books in everyday life. His book "When Mack Came Back," for example, is loosely based on childhood memories of ...
Austin Tullis' grandfathers, John Tullis and Bill Evans, both retired Air force officers, visited their grandson and his class at Chestatee Middle School during a Veterans Day program in Austin's social studies class. Tullis and Evans spoke to all the students at the school, and the lunchroom was also decorated for the event.
Braselton's town library was the primary recipient of the proceeds from the 18th annual lighting of the chateau at Chateau Élan Winery & Resort that was held recently. Braselton Mayor Pat Graham accepted the $5,000 check, presented by Henk Evers, president and CEO of Chateau Élan. The annual lighting ceremony included more than 35,000 lights and many Christmas activities.
Annie Roper was recently crowned Miss Chestatee Middle School 2008 and also received the People's Choice Award. Emily Talley was crowned Miss Chestatee High School 2008 and was also voted Miss Congeniality. Annie is the daughter of Jeff and Vickie Roper and Emily is the daughter of Ty and Jill Talley.
Chick-fil-A Inc. has awarded Steven B. Matthews of Flowery Branch with a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship. He was nominated by Joe Frank Harney Jr., operator of Chick-fil-A of Robson Crossing FSU. Matthews is now eligible for Chick-fil-A's S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, which provides additional $1,000 scholarship to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients each year.
In December, fifth-graders at McEver Elementary School had an electrifying experience. Ed Gillot, electrical engineer from Baldor Reliance Electric, showed students the fundamentals of a simple motor using wire and a magnet. He also showed them a cut away of an operating motor that is similar to the ones designed and manufactured at his plant in Flowery Branch. When he was done with his presentation, the students participated in a hands-on project about ...
Susie Daniel Lee recently was presented a certificate of recognition for 34 years of membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Regent Marcie Fletcher of the Colonel William Candler Chapter and Chapter Registrar Nancy Baumgardner presented the certificate.
The Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded certificates to groups they feel show exemplary patriotism. The awards were given to Carriage Automotive Group, Milton Martin Toyota, Alta Vista Cemetery, BB&T on Jesse Jewell Parkway, Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility and City of Gainesville Environmental Services. Roscoe McMillan, president of the Lyman Hall chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and John Beale distributed the awards. The Radiologic Technology ...
Gainesville Elementary School has announced the winners of the 2007 School Bus Safety poster contest. For grades kindergarten through second, first prize goes to Sandy Do, a second-grader. For grades third through fifth, the winner is Carlos Martinez, a fourth-grader. Students received a certificate for a free McDonald's Happy Meal, and their artwork will represent Gainesville city schools at the state level of the poster contest. <font ...
Midshipman Tyler Dunagan of Gainesville, a senior at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., recently received a $450 scholarship from the Women's Propeller Club. Dunagan is majoring in logistics and intermodal transportation and is currently secretary of the Student Propeller Club, Second Battalion Logistics Officer and a member of the Logistics Exchange Club. Rep. Nathan Deal nominated Dunagan to attend the academy, which trains students as licensed merchant marine ...
The Art League recently sponsored the Children's Holiday Art Party at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville during the fourth annual Christmas on Green Street event on Dec. 2. The art party, for children ages 5-14, was free for attendees and also included refreshments for the more than 50 kids who attended.
YOUNG HARRIS - Young Harris College is pleased to announce Kendra Lynne Cowart of Murrayville, Mason David Mitcham of Bremen and John Howard Ross of Gainesville received awards April 21 at the 2013 honors ceremony at Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus.
Exactly 120 Hall County seniors participating in the Work-Based Learning Program at their respective high schools have earned their GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) certification.
Kangaroo Express operated by The Pantry Inc., recently announced its Florida and select Georgia and South Carolina stores have raised more than $453,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" village in central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.
Hanh Nguyen, a 2013 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Baldor Electric Company Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
North Georgia resident Luke Pilgrim has been awarded The McClure-Scanlin Award at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
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