The Lyman Hall chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently honored America's first president, George Washington, and his birthday during an event at the president's monument in Gainesville.
Forty people attended the ceremony, including Gainesville Mayor Ruth Bruner, city council members Myrtle Figueras and George Wangeman, Rep. Tommy Benton, who is also a member of Sons of the American Revolution, and Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic. Other deputies, Gainesville police officers, Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution also attended the event.
The following students have been named to the dean's list at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must achieve a 3.5 GPA, with no grade below a B, while taking at least 12 credit hours.
Abbey Victoria Williams, a student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, was recently inducted as president of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. Williams is the daughter of Philip and Ann Williams of Gainesville.
Michelle L. Salmon, Heather R. Denny, Jessica M. Denny and Donna R. Rich, all of Gainesville, have recently been named to the academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern State University for the fall 2009 semester. To be eligible for this honor, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
Taylor Pinion, 7, of Gainesville created her own fundraiser to help the people of Haiti, selling handmade construction-paper crowns for $1. Within a few days, she had raised $25. All money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross.
The following students recently placed in the Region 2 competition for Skills USA. The event judged students' abilities to tackle professional skills such as masonry, computer-based graphic design and automotive service, among other subjects.
The Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce recently awarded $28,834.35 to the Northeast Georgia branch of the American Cancer Society. The donation is part of Tanger's Annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, and the check presentation took place at Tanger's annual merchant luncheon and awards program at the Commerce Civic Center.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy fifth-graders London Harper and Brady Holcomb were chosen by their teachers to be honored by the Gainesville Optimist Club as Outstanding Students of the Year. The organization sponsors Youth Appreciation Week, and London and Brady were honored along with students from other schools by attending a dinner at the Gainesville Civic Center.
Anyone who has wandered through the lobby of the Visual Technology Building on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College may view an array of images captured by students in the photography program. But once a year the studio doors are thrown open for a public viewing with visitors getting up close and personal with the budding photographers.
Julian Lopez of North Hall High School and Madison Tasker of West Hall High School have been selected to participate in the EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century program, according to Darrell Synder, Georgia Power Gainesville area manager.
North Hall's Andrew James Cape earned first place in the proficiency competition for dairy production placement at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention last month. The event was held April 23-25 at the Macon Centreplex.
Cadet SSG Adam Stumpf, a Riverside Military Academy sophomore, and Cadet SGT Ayaz Mustafa, an RMA freshman, have both been accepted to "Earthcare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century" to be held at Berry College in June.
Tadmore Elementary is home to five state finalists in the 2015 Georgia Council for Social Studies fair April 18 at Clayton State College. The five fifth-graders represented Hall County at the state level competition. The winning projects were "The Trail of Tears," presented by Cheyenne Smith, Ellenie Rodriguez and Melanie Flores, and "Andersonville Prison" presented by Julissa Salas and Cielo Caraballo.