The Gainesville High School SPEED (Students Putting Extra Emphasis on Decisions) team entered a contest presented by the Governor's Office of Children and Families to promote the fact that most Georgia students make good decisions and do not drink underage.
University of North Georgia junior John Dees has been selected to receive a Udall Scholarship, one of only 50 in the nation.
For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.
William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.
Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.
Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.
Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.
The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.
Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.
Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.
Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.
Geoffrey Weidner of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weidner was initiated at Georgia Regents University.
The Goddard School recently hosted the St. Jude's Annual Trike-A-Thon on April 4.
The East Hall High School "Viking" Marching Band entertained Walt Disney World resort guests April 5 at the Magic Kingdom park.
The North Georgia Technical College White County Adult Learning Center recently honored Russell Eidson with a certificate of leadership.
Mae Musselwhite won the Georgia Quarter Horse Association Georgia Peach Show Series in the 4-H Division and the Novice Youth Division recently at the International Horse Park in Conyers.
Agents at Keller Williams Lanier Partners took May 8, off for Keller Williams Red Day.
The Medical Center Auxiliary recognized its volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the First Baptist Church banquet hall.
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.
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