For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.
William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.
Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.
Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.
Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.
The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.
Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.
Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.
Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.
Geoffrey Weidner of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weidner was initiated at Georgia Regents University.
The Goddard School recently hosted the St. Jude's Annual Trike-A-Thon on April 4.
The East Hall High School "Viking" Marching Band entertained Walt Disney World resort guests April 5 at the Magic Kingdom park.
Zachary Moates of Braselton was one of 11 Georgia Southwestern State University students who presented papers April 5 during a Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at Auburn University. Phi Alpha Theta is a National History Honor Society.
Dr. Hazel Katz, an associate professor at Brenau University's college of education, has been awarded the 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant.
Dr. Glenn D. Sosebee and Dr. T. Todd Britt presented the third annual Sosebee and Britt Orthodontics Excellence in Community Service Scholarship awards to area students.