Twelve riders from Hall County 4-H Horse Club competed in the Georgia State 4-H Horse show held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. 4-H riders from across the state competed in western, hunt seat, dressage and jumping events. Hall 4-H Horse Club members brought home numerous awards including:
The family of the late W. Woodrow Stewart, past chairman of The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and member of the Board of Trustees for Northeast Georgia Health System, accepted on his behalf the Georgia Hospital Association's Distinguished Service Award, one of GHA's highest honors, at the association's annual convention in Atlanta.
Haylie Shea Hatch, 13, of Gainesville and Hannah Huff, 15, of Lula have been chosen as a state finalists in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant. The pageant will be held July 6-8, at the in Atlanta.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the winners of the annual District-wide equipment driving skills competition called the "DOT Roadeo." The Roadeo is an annual competition between Georgia Department of Transportation employees to determine the "Best" driver in six categories: Single Axle Dump Truck, Double Axle Dump Truck, Tractor Mower, Backhoe, Motor Grader and Lowboy.
Jackson EMC recently awarded the A.T. Sharpton Scholarship to six Northeast Georgia students this year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishments, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, personal biographies and letters of recommendation.
Joy Messerschmidt of Gainesville has been given a full tuition scholarship plus a paid teaching assistantship to the Applied Medical Anthropology Phd Program for the fall of 2012 at the University of Connecticut.
2nd Lt. Bryant Wine of Gainesville was commissioned into the Georgia Army National Guard in a ceremony held May 3 at North Georgia College & State University. As part of the ceremony, Wine's parents, Brent and Nancy Wine, attached his new lieutenant's gold bars to his uniform.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently received Summer Art Camp scholarship funding throught he help of Publix Supermarkets Charities, Cargil Community Cares and the Jackson EMC Foundation Operation Round Up program.
North Hall Middle School's seventh-grade health class received a Health Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia School Nutrition Association for its win in the statewide Move it Challenge. Students wrote a poem or essay about being healthier and then the class chose the best three for competition. They were recognized at UGA with Coach Mark Richt at a dinner in the athletic dining facilities.