Local Chrysler Group dealership, Hayes Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge Inc. helped raise $1,110 in funding for Mount Vernon Exploratory with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was Oct. 18 in conjunction with the Fall Festival.
Lakeview Academy's play, "The Wedding Singer," won first place out of the nine schools competing for the region one-act title recently at Piedmont College.
Gainesville High School Theatre's performance of "The Great American Trailer Park" musical earned the school a Region 8 AAAAA One-Act Play runner-up award in the region.
West Hall High School student Anthony Arbise has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Financial adviser Brian Byars, Founder of Advanced Retirement Planning, recently received an honorable mention in Financial Planning Magazine's Pro Bono Awards. The annual awards program, conducted in partnership with the Foundation for Financial Planning, recognizes the community service of advisers across the country.
Maisie McSwain of Gainesville earned a blue ribbon in Class 123 at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently.
PetSmart Promise, a collaboration between PetSmart and Family Promise, placed 50 fish tanks in Day Centers across the country recently.
The Holbrook of Lake Lanier Independent Living community hosted Paws for a Cause in partnership with Humane Society recently with a fashion show featuring animals from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, a silent auction, followed by a luncheon.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $87,998 in grants during the August meeting, including $76,800 to organizations and $11,198 to individuals. Two agencies serving Hall County residents received $21,800. They were:
Elachee Nature Science Center, FAITH's Power House for Kids, Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia, Hall-Dawson CASA Program and Rainbow Children's Home are this year's recipients of the North Georgia Community Foundation Impact Grants.
On Friday, Sept. 6, middle school students from The Academy at Wood's Mill visited Dogwood Forest and The Holbrook in search of local history.
Aspiring artists from within the Gainesville Housing Authority's public housing completed a weekly summer art class offered through a partnering of the GHA and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.
On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.
Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.
Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.
Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.
A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.
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