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School News, June 27
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Lydia Jacobs of Gainesville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs, recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

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Morgan White of Buford was recently named to the dean's honor roll at Ottawa Universtiy in Ottawa, Kan. Requirements for the honor roll are to be a full-time student with atleast 12 semester hours the previous semester while maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

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Amanda Perry and Kelsey Trusty, both of Gainesville, recently graduated from Berry College in Rome.

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The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Berry College in Rome by maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher:

Mandy Hooks of Flowery Branch; Bert Harrison, Suzanne Cindea, Emily Thomas and Kelsey Trusty of Gainesville; Jack Hortenstine and Charlie Hortenstine of Murrayville.

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Raquel Jasso of Gainesville, was among nine Young Harris College students and two faculty members recently inducted into the Zeta Kappa chapter of the international professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon during a special ceremony held in the Charles R. Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus.

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Reinhardt University announced that 362 students have been named to the dean's list for spring semester 2011. The following local residents were among those named: Kanisha Howard, James Dinwiddie and Charles Phelps, all of Gainesville; and June Blackwell of Buford.

A Reinhardt dean's list student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average based on successful completion of a minimum of 12 semester credits with no grade less than a B.

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The following Hall County students were named to the Middle Georgia College spring 2011 dean's list: Joseph Karrigan, William Troutman. To attain the Dean's List, a student must have at least a grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 while maintaining a full academic load.

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Christopher W. Nish of Gainesville graduated with honors May 7 from Valdosta State University with a bachelors degree in business administration. He is a North Hall High School graduate and is the son of Susan and Andy Nish.

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Alejandra Palacio of Buford was named to Georgia Southwestern State University's dean's list for spring semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 15 credit hours.

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Jackson EMC recently awarded Julie Bales, a Johnson High School senior, a 2011 A.T. Sharpton Scholarship. Bales was one of six recipients selected from nearly 300 applications.

Named after a former chairman of Jackson EMC's board of directors, the scholarship program honors Sharpton's commitment to education.

The daughter of Diane Bales of Flowery Branch, Bales participated in the Health Occupational Students of America and the National Art Honor Society.

Bales will begin her college career at Gainesville State College.

The A.T. Sharpton Scholarship fund awarded six scholarships to Northeast Georgia students this year.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishments, standardized test scores, personal sketches, letters of recommendation and financial need.

Jackson EMC recently awarded Kelsey Neukum, a Chestatee High School senior, a 2011 A.T. Sharpton Scholarship. Neukum was one of six recipients selected from nearly three hundred applications.

The daughter of James and Pamela Neukum of Gainesville, she received many awards for her high school achievements, including All A Honor Roll, Most Valuable Cross Country Runner and Scholar Athlete Award.

Neukum participated on the varsity cross country, soccer and track & field teams, National Honor Society, Student Council, DECA and Lanier Running Club.

Neukum plans to attents the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall.

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