Elachee Nature Science Center, regional nature education facility and preserve, recently received a $2,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants.
Students from Gainesville, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high school competed at the Health Occupation Students of America State Leadership Conference and Competition recently in Athens recently.
The University of North Georgia debate team finished in second place at the National Comprehensive Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.
Jackson EMC has selected North Hall High School student Betsy Barrett as one of four students for the 2014 Washington Youth Tour leadership trip.
Flowery Branch Elementary School fourth- and fifth graders competed in 18 events and finished in second place in the first-ever Science Olympiad hosted by Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.
Winners of the Young Marine Artist Search Competition were:
In March, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were awarded the "High Performance Board Team Award" at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Southeast Regional Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Banks County High School student Calvin Boyer recently placed first in the Electric Membership Corp./National FFA Organization State Agricultural Education Career Development Event with a 95.773 score.
Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.
Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.
The Black Mountain College Experience had its opening reception March 6 at the John S. Burd Center on the Brenau University campus in Gainesville. It featured dance, music, painting, drawing and other media by the artists who worked together in the Black Mountain College setting.
The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.
The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The University of Georgia's College of Public Health honored a preceptor and her agency at the annual Practice Advisory Group spring luncheon.
Joda Roshau, a rising sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School, dedicated his summer vacation to taking an educational trip across the United States.
Jessica Harston was crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia 2014 as a special part of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant on June 26 in San Antonio, Texas. The Winder native will spend the year promoting the rodeo throughout the state and across the country as Miss Rodeo Georgia.
Hall County 4-H Club members received recognition at the recent 4-H State Horse Show in Perry.
West Hall High School graduate Zach English received a $2,500 scholarship from the H.O.P.E. Foundation.
North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Allan W. Elliott has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, Mobilization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Haley E. Woody, a 2013 Chestatee High School graduate, completed basic training June 20 with the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.
More than 460 Hall County students received Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe certifications this year.
Bell will be majoring in Elementary Education when classes begin Sept. 3.
Louisa Rhodes Jacobs was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 George A. Carlisle Award at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Gainesville native was recognized May 6 during the college's Honors Day ceremonies.
Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Three dozen members of the University of North Georgia's Corps of Cadets were presented military awards and scholarships April 27 at the annual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review in conjunction with the university's annual Alumni Weekend.
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