The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education recently recognized the school-level teachers of the year. Kathy Chandler, a first-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Elementary School. Dave Cuddy, a seventh-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Middle School, while Roger Bright, a drama instructor, represents Jefferson High School. Not pictured is Jefferson Academy teacher of the year Jean Conner, who teaches fourth grade. Cuddy was also selected as the district teacher of the year.
Bradley Cole was awarded the Bielecki-Willard Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the Year award at a recent award ceremony held at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. Cole is the son of Edward and Glenda Cole of Gainesville.
The Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Competition was held last month Woodstock. Four students from North Georgia Technical College competed in the event. First-, second- and third-place winners will be invited to the national contest in Anaheim, Calif.
The American Tapestry Alliance has given its Award of Excellence to Tommye McClure Scanlin of Dahlonega for her piece, "...to the essence of every nature...". The tapestry measures 34 inches wide by 54 inches long and was woven of wool and cotton. It was exhibited at the Blue Ridge Handweaving Show in Asheville, N.C., in October.
Sarah Harste of Gainesville has been selected to participate in the Wofford College Community of Scholars, a cross-disciplinary program of undergraduate student research at the college in Spartanburg, S.C.
Gladys Jarvis of Clermont recently celebrated her 95th birthday at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville. She was joined by her five children, their spouses and her grandchildren, and got a surprise visit from Will Chamblee, Jarvis' new great-grandchild.
Chestatee High School students recently competed in the Georgia Career Student Association's regional competition at Chestnut Mountain Church in Oakwood. Eilec Paniagua won fourth place, floral design; Shanice Kennedy, third place, construction technology; Alexis Shelton, first place, hair design; Sharon Smith, fourth place, Power Point; Hannah Simmons, first place, first aid/CPR; Danny Romero, first place, collision repair; Gustavo Gonzalez, third place, automotive service; and Dylan Bruce, fifth place; woodworking.
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.