One local group of high school students is trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community due to tragic texting and driving deaths or crashes involving speed and alcohol.
During Computer Science Education Week, Chestatee High School students participated in a worldwide program by learning about coding via online tutorials at www.code.org.
The Soldiers of Truth Motorcycle Ministry visited the Atlanta Street Homes in Gainesville as rain poured down Dec. 14.
Army Pvt. Cody B. Wishon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
About 30 children from the Gainesville Housing Authority visited the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Nov. 30.
Vickery Creek Elementary School children donated 515 pounds of candy to the militarymen and women serving overseas. Students also donated $515 to a local family with a child fighting cancer.
Emily Elder of Gainesville was named to Samford University's 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities.
Wauka Mountain Elementary School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program from Shawn Boghani of Clermont IGA. The ExxonMobil dealer worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 4,000 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp.
In the academic regional competition, Flowery Branch High School won 428-310 against Gainesville High School in the 11th- and 12th-grade contest.
Michael Reynolds of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The International Baccalaureate announced the artwork submitted by students of Tracy Troutman at the Fair Street IB School was selected to be displayed in a collage of art photos at the IB Americas Global Centre in Bethesda, Md.
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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