Kyle Mitchell Shook, a 2008 North Hall High School graduate, earned the prestigious Fulbright Award.
Two Flowery Branch and two Gainesville residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines.
James Pitcher, a 2012 East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate, has been awarded a Baldor Electric Company Foundation scholarship.
Anna Shaw of Flowery Branch was inducted into Georgia Southwestern's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was one 21 students inducted into the honor society, which is for first-year students.
North Hall sophomore Katie Dionne won first place in the senior division of the individual performance state championship April 26 at National History Day at Mercer University in Macon. Dionne won the prize for her performance "Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya's Greenbelt Movement."
Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its second annual MathMania competition in spring 2014.
The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Gilberto Agripino and Sonya Le are two of six winners of the full steam ahead with books art competition in the third- through fifth-grade individual category.
Brenau University students were awarded for academic excellence and achievement during Honors Convocation on April 17.
The Shorter University Student Alumni Association welcomes four new officers who will represent the group during the 2014-15 academic year.
Alyssa Marie Biggs of Commerce is the first signee to the Brenau University Golden Tigers Cheer Team for the 2014-15 season.
Several students were recognized for their outstanding performance at the University of North Georgia's 19th Annual Research Conference on the three of the university's campuses in Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee.
The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and "May Day" celebration at the 135-year-old institution.
The University of North Georgia Enactus team in the Mike Cottrell College of Business was named a national finalist among 230 colleges and universities competing at the Enactus U.S. National Championship from March 31 through April 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.
Peter Marshall, a sophomore majoring in physics at the University of North Georgia, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of only 85 in the nation to be awarded this year.
Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.
On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.
Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.
Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.
Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.