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From left, Sen. Lee Hawkins, Esmeralda Trujillo, Chelsea Miller and Rep. Doug Collins stand at the Georgia State Capitol.

Two East Hall Middle School students recently had their artwork on display at the Georgia State Capitol. The art show, sponsored by the Georgia Art Educators Association, is an annual event in celebration of youth art month. Chelsea Miller and Esmeralda Trujillo attended a reception where they met Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Doug Collins. The students and their families, along with art teacher Jennifer Shiver, were also able to see artwork from students all over the state.

Jennifer Whitehead has been named to the dean's list at Johns Hopkins University for fall 2007. She is a 2007 graduate of Lakeview Academy and daughter of Harry and Janice Whitehead of Gainesville.

Kathleen McManus has been named to the dean's list at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy for fall 2007. She has also been awarded the A.W. Jowdy Scholarship.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. for fall 2007: Danielle Shaurette of Buford; Nicholas Meagher and Catherine Norton, both of Gainesville; Brittney Davis of Hoschton; Chelsey Dyches of Lula; and Mitchell King and Mary Washington, both of Mount Airy.

Gainesville Exploration Academy was recognized as a finalist in the Goody's Family Clothing Good Deeds for Schools grant program. The proposal, which is now in the final round of judging for one of 50 $10,000 grants, was selected by a panel of judges at a local Goody's store.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for winter 2008: Katherine Beebe, daughter of Ronald Beebe of Gainesville; and Kelley Samples, daughter of Joe Samples of Hoschton.

Natalie Oxley of Gainesville has been accepted to the People to People World Leadership Forum, which provides the opportunity to spend a week in Washington D.C. studying leadership. To be accepted to the program, students must show scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

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