Officers of the local chapter of the Georgia Retired Educators Association recently accepted a proclamation for Retired Educators Day from Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras. Gov. Sonny Perdue recently proclaimed this past Sunday as Retired Educators Day.
The Jackson County Historical Society's historic courthouse document recovery project has recovered thousands of historical documents dating back to 1796, and the project has garnered the group an award for excellence in archival program development.
North Hall High School's Speech and Debate Team recently participated along with 11 other high school teams in a tournament at Sequoia High School in Canton. Sophomore Rachel Glazer placed first in Dramatic Interpretation. Glazer and senior Eli LoCicero placed second in Duo Interpretation. Sophomore Luke Tucker, competing in his first tournament, placed third in Humorous Interpretation. Senior Rob Brooksher was awarded the third-place speaker's trophy for Student Congress. The team's sponsor is Steven Wang.
North Hall High School's debate team recently placed at a tournament at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville. Teams from Lakeview, Gainesville High School, Lee County High School and Sequoia High School also competed.
Army Sgt. Maj. Tamela Dean recently graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. She is the daughter of Linda Faye Webb of Gainesville and Fred Lee Webb Sr. of Dahlonega. She is a 1988 graduate of East Hall High School in Gainesville and is now stationed in Korea.
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.