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University of North Georgia students who showed "promise, demonstrated creativity, displayed excellence, served others and exceeded all expectations" were recently honored during the annual Student Honors and Awards Day events held April 12-14. Winners included:

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The University of North Georgia's (UNG) poultry judging team excelled in the USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest held April 1-3 at Louisiana State University. UNG's group of students tied for sixth place in market products, eighth in production and ninth in bree…

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Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,200 students for excellence in academics on the spring 2022 president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

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Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 3,230 students for excellence in academics on the spring 2022 dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

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The University of North Georgia (UNG) awarded about 1,700 degrees and 25 certificates to graduates during spring semester. About 1,300 graduates participated in the spring 2022 commencement ceremonies held May 6-7 at the Convocation Center on UNG's Dahlonega Campus. Graduates included:

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Breesa Crocker, Linda Frederick and Jamie Harris of East Jackson Comprehensive High School recently achieved national recognition for their work as National Beta sponsors after being named a 21-2022 John W. Harris Educator of Excellence.

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More than 3,300 students graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2022. Undergraduate and graduate candidates received degrees from the College of Liberal Arts, General Studies and schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Journalis…

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Lena and Oscar, students at South Jackson Elementary, recently participated in a service project through their school and, with help from dad, they built and installed a Little Free Library outside the SJES. "We're excited to share our love of reading with others," said mom, Tiffany Kuhlman.

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The Jackson Trail Christian School FFA recently attended the Area 2 FFA Awards Banquet at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs. Members received awards from Career Development Events and Leadership Development Events from the 2021-22 school year. The JTCS FFA was also awarded the Area 2 Midd…

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Berry College has announces its dean's list, which honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester. Locals named to the list included:

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Nearly 400 students graduated from Piedmont University on May 6. Undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies were held at the Johnny Mize Athletic Center & Museum on the Demorest campus.

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Mrs. Nemecek's third grade class at West Jackson Elementary School recently held a "Lemon-AID for Ukraine" fundraiser for their Difference Makers Fair service project. Lemon-AID was sold during all grade level recess time and at car-riders. Students raised $1,250 and all proceeds will go to …

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Maysville Elementary School student, Briley Lamon, undertook a passion project to raise money for an organization called P4, which helps the families of children with cancer. She challenged MES to help her raise money by collecting silver coins. The school collected $783.21. Lamon went a ste…

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Members of the Commerce High School FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Convention in Macon. While at the convention, the chapter was recognized for earning a gold emblem on its National Chapter Award application. The NCA showcases the chapter’s activities for the year and only 10 percent o…

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For the second year in a row, Jefferson High School has earned national recognition as one of the 2022 Best High Schools in a U.S. News report. Ranked 40th in the state of Georgia, Jefferson High School earned its spot in the national rankings with an overall score of 89.57 out of 100.

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Anne Marie Willis, a teacher at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, was named a 2022 Exemplary ESOL Teacher by the Georgia Department of Education.

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The Jackson Trail Christian School FFA Forestry Field Day team recently traveled to the state competition in Swainsboro, where the team finished eighth against teams from across the state. The competition consisted of 10 events where team members had to demonstrate forestry skills. Placing i…

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Francine Ichim, of Hoschton, was recently named to the Alpha Eta National Honor Society chapter of the Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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The fourth annual Piedmont Symposium showcased the undergraduate research and creative inquiry projects of 389 students on April 6. Their findings were presented across the Demorest and Athens campuses through oral and poster presentations.

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East Jackson Middle School unveiled a new book vending machine on Wednesday, April 13. This launch was a collaborative effort made possible by the Jackson County School System. Students will be able to redeem PBIS (positive behavior) points for new books. "We look forward to fostering and gr…

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Three Commerce High School students were honored at a recent meeting of the Commerce Board of Education. Hoke Poe-Hogan and Ethan Epps were honored for winning state wrestling championships and Ivy Tolbert was recognized for winning state in rhetorical essay competition. Shown here are coach…

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Jefferson school leaders recently got an update on the district's expanded band program. This year was the first time students had the opportunity to start middle school band in the fifth grade. Jefferson Academy expanded middle and high school band programs to fifth grade students in Decemb…