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Class Notes: Hall County seeks veterans for honorary diplomas
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The Hall County School District is seeking to issue honorary high school diplomas to veterans of foreign wars who weren’t able to complete high school because of their military service.

Hall Superintendent Will Schofield said the district has issued similar diplomas to veterans before.

“We haven’t (issued the diplomas) in a while and we felt like it was time to do it again,” Schofield said. “It’s time we get the word out to those individuals.”

For more information, contact the district central office at 770-534-1080.

27 percent of UNG students are over 22

After a statewide “Go Back, Move Ahead” initiative was launched to encourage adults to go back to school if they attended college but have not yet earned a degree, the University of North Georgia released enrollment data showing that 27 percent of its student body is age 23 or older.

The university said adult learners make up 43 percent of part-time undergraduate enrollment and 16 percent of full-time undergraduate enrollment.

The university offers all of its core curriculum courses and several of its programs online with adult learning in mind. The university also operates a Center for Adult Learners and the Military for adult students transitioning back to school.

Master chefs to visit Lanier Career Academy

Three master chefs from Taiwan will visit culinary students at Lanier Career Academy next week. The chefs are visiting the U.S. for the International Food Festival featuring Taste of Taiwan in Duluth.

While at Lanier, the chefs will introduce students to Taiwanese food and demonstrate food preparation techniques.

Culinary students at Lanier help operate the Bistro at the Oaks, a restaurant that is open to the public.

The international food festival in Duluth will take place Aug. 30 at Duluth Festival Center.

Hall schools, Lanier Tech renew dual enrollment agreement

The Hall County School District and Lanier Technical College renewed their dual enrollment agreement at a Hall Board of Education meeting last week.

Lanier President Ray Perren said the dual enrollment program helps student achievement and the development of job skills.

“Statewide, 98 percent of students in dual enrollment will graduate from high school,” Perren said.

“We need to find new gateways to get more kids involved in this program,” said Schofield. “The more kids we can get in this program, the better it is for Georgia.”


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