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Michelle Salmon of Gainesville recently was named to the academic achievement list for the spring semester at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. To be named to the academic achievement list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average in three to 14 hours of coursework.

Jewell Reeves of Gainesville recently graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University.

The following students graduated June 11 from Athens Technical College in Athens: Christopher Greene and Nevada Smith, both of Gainesville; and Andrew Carpenter of Lula.

The following students recently graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., with juris doctorate degrees: Jennifer Smith of Gainesville and Larry Young Jr. of Buford. Young also received a master's degree in business administration.

Ashley King of Gillsville recently was named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. To achieve this honor, students must earn a 3.3 grade-point average and be selected by a qualified sponsor at school. King attends Chestatee High School and was sponsored by Jonathan Wiley. King is the daughter of John and Edwina King.

The Interdenominational Black Ministers Association recently named Kiante Young of East Hall High School and Chaneaia Wilder of Gainesville High School as scholarship recipients.

David L. Potter, president of North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Who's Who in Education list. The second annual listing includes education leaders who are shaping Georgia's education systems to enhance skill levels, quality of life and economic development in the state.

Michael Thompson, a recent graduate of Johnson High School, recently won first place in a statewide search for a new Work-Based Learning logo. The contest was sponsored by the Youth Apprenticeship State Advisory Committee. Thompson will receive $100 and be recognized at the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Conference this month.

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