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Front row from left, Hayley Oliver, Sarah Burman, Hillary West, Marisa Smith, Ashley Rosenmeyer, Laura Chambliss; back row, Richard Floyd, John Aaron Jovaag, Travis Scoggins, Jordan Sommer, Hayley Duncan. Not Pictured: Ryan Sanders and Chris Kelly.

Hall County 4-H'ers recently competed at the 4-H District Project Achievement held March 4-6 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. To be eligible to compete, the 4-H'ers submitted a portfolio in January that highlights their project and leadership activities, community service and other school and community related activities.

To prepare for the contest, each participant developed an illustrated speech in their project area using a variety of visual aids such as posters, power point and physical items.

4-H'ers John Washington, Haley Woodard, Sydney Roach and Jenny Sheppard have qualified to compete at the state speech and performance contest in July. Roach was also elected by her peers to serve for one year on the 4-H Senior District Board of Directors. The winners are as follows for Junior 4-H'ers:

C.W. Davis Middle School:

Devin DiMizio-1st place, Alexis Stringer-2nd place, Grace Coley- 2nd place, Gabby Nelms-3rd place, Eli Davies-5th place;

Chestatee Middle School:

Kayla Krauth-1st place, Jenna VanNostrand-1st place;

West Hall Middle School:

Robbie Sheppard-1st place;

DaVinci Academy:

Melinda Smith-2nd place;

East Hall Middle School:

Courtney Woodard-1st place, Kia Shields-2nd place, Shanicka Stephens-3rd place, Trent Collins-4th place and Carsen Cain-5th place;

North Hall Middle School:

Macy Parker-1st place.

The winners are as follows for Senior 4-H'ers:

Johnson High School:

Anna Minor-3rd place, Savannah Ledford-3rd place;

East Hall High School:

Haley Woodard-1st place;

Flowery Branch High School:

John Washington-1st place, Sydney Roach-1st place, Tyler Williams-5th place and David French-Teen Leader/2009 Master 4-H'er;

West Hall High School:

Jenny Sheppard-2nd place;

North Hall High School:

Jared Lee-3rd place.



Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science recent science fair winners are as follows:

Third-graders Mallory Darbe-1st place, Lena Moller-2nd place and Ellijah Gainey-3rd place.

Fourth-graders Anthony Sablock-1st place, Lena Hand-2nd place and Will Dennard and Brayden Cruikshank-3rd place

Fifth-graders Ben Nguyen-1st place, Jamie Romano and Kathleen Grennan-2nd place and Haley Rockenbach and Kalin Burns-3rd place.



Mount Vernon Elementary School announces the students that qualified for the MathFest regional competition. The students had to place in the top 40 for their state to qualify. Six states competed.

Eight first-grade students and one kindergarten student qualified for the regional competition: Ellie Wingate (K), Cooper Bailey, James Bennett, Tyner Kinney, Olivia Sullens, Edward Johnson, Caroline Cape, Dennis Carey and Gillian Geltz, who placed 2nd for the Georgia competition

Five second-grade students qualified for the regional competition: Anna-Catherine Brewer, Paige Farley-Klacik, Sam Patterson, Charlie Basinger and Roman Yaskulka, who placed in the top 10 for the regional competition.

One third-grade student qualified: Kate Eades.

Four fourth-grade students qualified: Madi Miller, J.R. Coleman, Drew Faulkner and Georgina Hoffman.

Five fifth-grade students qualified for the regional Competition: Weston Davis, Carter Webb, Paige Patterson, Courtney Kelly and Bartley Forrester, who placed top 10 for the Regional Competition.



Willow Hill won first place in the 2010 annual Georgia Association of District Supervisors poster contest. Her poster was then submitted for competition in the National Association of Conservation District's poster contest and placed first. Willow is the first student in Georgia to win first place in the national poster contest.

The poster contest provides kindergarten through 12th-grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. The theme of the 2010 poster contest was Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats.



Truett-McConnell College announces three Hall County students who received academic recognition during TMC's Honors Chapel:

Heather Welborn, Christina Davis, and Micah Risinger were honored for being either on the president's or dean's list for three consecutive semesters.



Gainesville High School graduate Elizabeth Webster enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., was named to the dean's list for the Fall 2010 semester. To qualify for the dean's list, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.



Angela Bradley, the coordinator for Lakeview Academy's Pre-K through fifth-grade Extended Learning Program, has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession.



The Gainesville Music Club Festival Scholarship winners from both the North Gainesville Music Festival and the South Gainesville Music Festival are as follows:

Chestatee Hall High School's John Aaron Jovaag, son of Brad and Pam Jovaag of Gainesville, was awarded the North Gainesville Festival Piano Scholarship.

Horizon Christian Academy senior Hayley Duncan, daughter of David and Angela Duncan of Cumming, received a scholarship for being named the First Alternate in the North Gainesville Festival Piano Competition.

Heritage Academy ninth-grader Marisa Smith, daughter of Bill and Risa Smith of Buford, was named the South Gainesville Festival Piano Scholarship winner.

North Gwinnett High School junior Ryan Sanders, son of David and Carol Sanders of Suwanee, will receive a scholarship for being selected as the First Alternate in the South Gainesville Festival Piano Competition.

North Hall High School senior Hillary West, daughter of Larry and Cindy West of Clermont, was awarded the Jimmy Cutrell Art Song Scholarship in the North Gainesville Festival.

North Hall High School senior Richard Floyd, son of Keith Floyd and Lori Floyd of Gainesville, was named the Vocal Musical Theater Scholarship winner for the North Gainesville Festival

North Gwinnett High School junior Travis Scoggins, son of Bill and Lori Scoggins of Sugar Hill received the Jimmy Cutrell Art Song Scholarship in the South Gainesville Festival.

North Gwinnett High School junior Ashley Rosenmeyer, daughter of Dan and Antonina Rosenmeyer of Suwanee, will receive a scholarship for being named the Art Song Runner-up in the South Gainesville Festival.

Homeschooled eighth-grader Laura Chambliss, daughter of Jeff and Angie Chambliss of Blairsville, won the Gainesville Music Club Strings Scholarship.



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