Cadets John Kishimoto and Justin Beverly of Gainesville were recently presented with a commendation and their first set of second lieutenant gold bars by the members of Georgia Mountain Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.
The National Federation of Music Clubs has awarded gold cups to 41 area piano, voice and strings students who participated in the annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University.
Twenty-two Hall County fifth- and sixth-grade Cloverleaf 4-H'ers traveled to Union County to participate in district project achievement on March 26. Each 4-H'er gave an illustrated talk, performance or demonstration on a topic of their choice.
Pfc. Matthew Charles Sneed recently graduated from Advance Individual Training at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md. Sneed completed the Basic Television Equipment Maintenance Course, affiliated with the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Hall County 4-H'ers recently competed at the 4-H District Project Achievement held March 4-6 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. To be eligible to compete, the 4-H'ers submitted a portfolio in January that highlights their project and leadership activities, community service and other school and community related activities.
The Notre Dame Glee Club delivered an a cappella program of sacred, secular and contemporary music at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville. Recognized as one of the finest all-male collegiate choral groups in the country, the University of Notre Dame Glee Club visited Atlanta during its spring tour of the Southeast.
Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.
Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.