A Jackson County youth recently received the Georgia Innovator of the Year Award from 4-H, America's largest youth development organization. Hal Jarrett, 17, received the honor for his passion in STEM and the leadership he has shown in Jackson County.
School of Nashville Ballet accepted two young dancers from Gainesville to participate in its Summer Intensive program, where they spent part of their summer developing their ballet technique and performance skills at the official School of Nashville Ballet.
Recently, the Quilts of Valor Foundation honored five local United States Marine Corps veterans with quilts, saying "thank you for your service." The presentation was performed during the monthly meeting of the Gainesville Marine Corps League, Detachment 665.
Lt. Col. Rembert Gary "Gabe" Rollison, a 1966 graduate of what is now the University of North Georgia, was posthumously inducted June 24 into the Ranger Hall of Fame in recognition of a 20-year career as a decorated military officer that included tours in Vietnam and Korea and service as an instructor.
Trey Loggins, a resident of Gainesville, was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University. Full-time students attending Rockford were named Distinguished Scholars for the spring 2015 semester by earning at least a 3.75 GPA with no grades below "C" and having completed all requirements for the semester.
Lynda Holmes, a member of the Col. William Candler Chapter in Gainesville of Daughters of the American Revolution, received the national first place award for drama in Washington, D.C., at the 2015 American Heritage Awards presentation on June 23.