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Michael Howard and Adrian Gebo have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the Jackson County High School and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented by JCHS principal Jason Wester …

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Jackson County High School's recent homecoming winners were (L-R) Allison Hennelly, Sophomore Princess; Hanna Lee, Senior/Homecoming Queen; Tamille Harper, Junior Princess; and Isabella Romero, Freshman Princess.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is looking for candidates to join its Transportation team. During the months of September and October, members of the GCPS Transportation team are hitting the road—and the internet highway—to meet and hire prospective drivers. GCPS drivers enjoy competit…

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Samantha Schoon of Hoschton has been named to Bob Jones University's Chamber Harp Ensemble (CHE), one of over 20 instrumental performance groups at BJU.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools released SAT scores for the Class of 2021 showing that Gwinnett test-takers continue the trend of outperforming their peers in Georgia and the nation, according to a press release. Gwinnett’s average on the SAT topped state and national averages on both section…

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Kennesaw State University recently named students to the president's list in recognition of their academic excellence for the summer 2021 semester. To achieve this honor, each undergraduate student must have completed at least nine semester hours with a term grade point average of 4.0.

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Rex Wallace of Jefferon, GA (30549), has received the following degree from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. UA awarded more than 1,400 degrees during its summer commencement ceremonies on July 31, 2021.

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For the summer 2021 semester, the University of North Georgia (UNG) awarded 540 degrees and 17 certificates to graduates. More than 430 participated in the summer 2021 commencement ceremonies on Aug. 6 at the Convocation Center on UNG's Dahlonega Campus. The ceremonies marked a return to the…

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Alcova Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Northbrook Middle School, Osborne Middle School, Mill Creek High School, and Paul Duke STEM High School have been awarded a combined total of nearly $50,000 by the Bosch Community Fund (BCF). The six Gwinnett County schools were selected a…

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North Metro Academy of Performing Arts has been named a recipient of the Georgia Department of Education’s new Creative School Arts Integration School of Excellence Award. The honor recognizes schools where all students have access to arts integration in every subject; there is both rigor an…

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The Jackson Foothills Education Charter High School site opened on Aug. 9, 2021, at its new location at the Empower College and Career Center in Jefferson. An open house was held with tours offered to students and their families.

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Ashley Ware, the dance teacher at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, received $500 in grant money from the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. The funds were used to purchase ballet barres for the students. "The barres are beautiful and the students are excited about our fu…

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Hope Busbee of Jefferson, GA, has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's List for the Summer 2021 semester at Georgia College.Georgia College, the state's designated public liberal arts university, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private libe…

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Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 3,500 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for spring 2021.  To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 s…

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Alivia George of Braselton, GA, completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean's List for the Summer 2021 semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.Georgia College, the state's designated public liberal arts university, combines the educational experience expected at esteeme…

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 University of North Georgia (UNG) President Bonita C. Jacobs recognized students who achieved a 4.0 GPA during the summer 2021 semester. Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in bachelor's degree programs who achieved a 4.0 grade point average were named to the President's Honor Roll…

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The deans of each of UNG's colleges announced the names of those students who made their respective lists for summer 2021.Dean's List recognition is achieved by having at least a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.Mitche…

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The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program announces that schools may participate in the Seamless Summer Option for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs in the new school year.

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These juniors won intermediate showmanship at the 2021 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show, June 26-28 in Fletcher, N.C.: (L-R) Miss American Angus Ellie Kidwell; Jayce Ware, Lithia, Fl., champion; Jesse Cronic, Braselton, Ga., reserve champion; Suter Clark, Gretna, Va., third place; Marli Ph…

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Coastal Carolina University recognized nearly 1,200 students during its in-person spring 2021 commencement ceremonies, held Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, in Brooks Stadium. Among the graduates was Ryver Morrow, a marketing major from Hoschton.

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Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 2,200 students at five commencements held in May in Macon and Atlanta. The following local students earned their degrees:

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More than 4,700 Baylor University students have been named to the dean's academic honor list for the spring 2021 semester, including Gabrielle Rose Mastandrea, of Braselton, Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences.

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Sommer Stockton, from Hoschton, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King Foundation. Since 2013, GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing franchisee with nearly 400 Burger King restaurants, has supported 1,388 scholars in totaling nearly 1.4 million in giving.

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Leaders from the Jackson County School System participated in a teaching and learning leadership retreat on Thursday, June 17, led by globally recognized educational leader, Eric Sheninger. Multiple leaders from each of the system’s 10 schools and the Empower College and Career Center were r…