The Gainesville Jaycees recently presented checks worth $500 to both Challenged Child and Friends and Junior Achievement. The Jaycees also completed a work project at Challenged Child, pressure washing and then staining a fence surrounding a playground at the learning center.
The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at LaGrange College in LaGrange: Eric Clark, Mushimie Lona Panda, William Simons and Elizabeth Williams, all of Gainesville. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average while enrolled in at least 12 hours of courses.
Gainesville State College's Politically Incorrect Club on April 18 toured the historic Gen. James Longstreet Piedmont Hotel Museum in Gainesville. Longstreet Society President Richard Pilcher spoke about Gen. Longstreet, a Confederate general in the Civil War, before students explored the restored historic site. Douglas Young is the adviser for the club.
Kyle Donaldson, son of Randy and Tari Donaldson and a member of Boy Scout Troop 203, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Kyle constructed an 80-foot brick walkway leading to a prayer labyrinth at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian. Kyle is a sophomore at Flowery Branch High School.
Emilee Ann Smith, a North Hall High School graduate, recently was awarded the Jostens National Renaissance Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to one student throughout the United States and is initially worth $2,500 with a renewable option of up to $10,000 within a four-year period. Smith also will receive an Apple iBook computer as part of the award.
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.