More than 200 area students participated in the 34th annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University. The highest honor for superior ratings went to Allison Chetta, daughter of Marc and Helen Chetta of Clarkesville. She was also awarded a special certificate for eleven consecutive years of piano solos. Other piano students receiving national certificates for superior ratings this year were: Carlee Cosper, Amelia Brock, Kira Brock, Halle Hughes, Cooper Lewis, Luke Maddox, Anna McClendon, Ansley Rochester, Callie Sartain, Carey Sartain, Susanna Sartain, Anna Walker, Benjamin Walton, Rachel Allman, Nolen Bryant, Hannah Fulenwider, Laila Hasnian, Margaret Schaap, Bleu Bell, Alexandra Johnson, Ansley Taylor, Jessica Berliner, Sarah Berliner, Gisele Nze, Isabella Robbins, Olivia Robbins, A.J. Waterer, Rachel Waterer, Sarah Cannon, Ryan Irick, Garrett Kemp, Mia Koch, Graham Kosiba, Morgan Reece, Christopher Ziegenfuss, Noah Ziegenfuss, Jack Brand, Micah Chetta, Emily Culbertson, Michael DiIorio, Andy Doan, Hayley Duncan, Jacob Gottfried, Gabriella Guevara, Elle Hefner, Jonathan Hughes, Mary Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Jesse Jamerson, Adam Jobson, Benjamin Jobson, Sam Jones, David Lawson, Patty Lawson, Erica Leikvoll, Jilia Matthews, Matt McAndrew, Colin Monaghan, Madilyn Patterson, Paige Patterson, Ellie Peterson, Jennifer Puett (hymn playing) Megan Smallwood (hymn playing), Alex Smith, Ana Smith, Jonathan Smith, Josh Taylor, Addy Grace Coe, Anna Caitlyn Anderson, Delaney Benson, McKinley Benson, Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Evelyn Brock, Blair Buffington, Hannah Byrd, Erin Camp, Matthew Deremer, Timothy Deremer, Olivia Gratehouse, Jacob Hendrix, Rachel Hendrix, Claire Jensen, CeCe Jones, Rosemary Kinsey, Reagen Leimbach, Devin Malone, Emma Grace Martin, Riley Martin, Andrew Moore, Elyssa Moore, Hannah Oliver, John Oliver, Kadi Perry, Camille Porter, Jill Pratt, Kate Quinn, Alexa Sherman, Amanda Sherman, Sam Terray, Jenna Thomas, Mikinzie Versteeg, Reanna Wang, Marcelle Zavala, Paloma Zavala, Keith Zottnick, Alana Franklin, Karey Loggins, Jordy Bearden, Connor Bizon, Nick Boleman, Olivia Boleman, Nicholas Dillard, Tanner Doan, Lila Kate Cooley, Gabrielle Diaz, Phong V. Giang, Jin Moon, Phil Moon, Ines Shin, Angela Wang, Ross Bishoff, Mary Diesch, Ansley Feltman, Abby Harold, Ashley Harold, Sydney Massey, Hannah Nichols, Lauren Page, April Surrell, Laura Waldron, Grace Williams, Stephen Clark, Hayden Roper, Faith Banning, Samantha Gurley, Erik Johnson, Ben Pham, Christopher Pham, Symonne Stryjewski, Garrett VanWambeke, Katie VanWambeke.
Ben Hefner has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Hefner is a member of Boy Scout troop 16 in Gainesville, and he is the son of Beth and Brian Hefner. For his project, he built a 16-foot bridge for the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club and did maintenance on their running trail.
Nathan Turner has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Turner is a member of Boy Scout troop 215 in Gainesville, and he is the son of Joseph B. and SaraEllen Turner. For his project he designed and supervised the construction of a Patriot Park for West Hall Middle School.
Reesa Dawkins was recently honored for her support of the American Red Cross. Dawkins received a certificate for her 100th donation and one for her support of the American Red Cross.