The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $58,000 in grants during their March meeting to organizations serving Hall County.
Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently recognized the winners of the 11th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition.
The East Hall High School bands had two students - Chris Broome and Ben Arevalo - selected for the Georgia All-State Band this year.
The Friends of the Cornelia Library hosted writers from the Clarkesville Writers Society for a May 5 reading of "River of Words," an anthology published by the group.
Elachee Nature Science Center, regional nature education facility and preserve, recently received a $2,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants.
Students from Gainesville, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high school competed at the Health Occupation Students of America State Leadership Conference and Competition recently in Athens recently.
The University of North Georgia debate team finished in second place at the National Comprehensive Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.
Jackson EMC has selected North Hall High School student Betsy Barrett as one of four students for the 2014 Washington Youth Tour leadership trip.
Flowery Branch Elementary School fourth- and fifth graders competed in 18 events and finished in second place in the first-ever Science Olympiad hosted by Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.
Winners of the Young Marine Artist Search Competition were:
In March, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were awarded the "High Performance Board Team Award" at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Southeast Regional Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.
Riverside Military Academy Class of 2014 graduate DoYeun Kim was selected as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalist and has earned the title of Merit Scholar.
As the Washington Youth Tour celebrates its 50th Anniversary, two North Georgia students participated in the event this year.
Four Hall County students, who are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, participated in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Gainesville High School graduate Xylina Stamper donned the role of Mrs. Corry in the musical "Mary Poppins" during its run at Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville.
Kathryn Hucks, a 2014 Lumpkin County High School graduate, won first in the client services event in late June and early July at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Samantha Simonton, 14, of Gainesville, took first place in skeet and second in sporting clays senior/JV girls division at the 2014 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation National Championships in Sparta, Ill. It was her first year to shoot competitively.
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