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The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, formerly the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture, is offering $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field, Madison County Farm Burea…

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The Georgia Department of Education recently released the list of AP Honors Schools and 21 Gwinnett County high schools made one or more of the lists. Several schools were noted multiple times including Mill Creek High School.

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This year’s eighth grade REACH scholars were honored at the February Board of Education meeting. Pictured (L-R) are REACH sponsor Renee McCannon, Thaw Htoo, Taylor Maxwell, Erika Hill, superintendent Michael Williams and Charlese Howard. Photo by Margie Richards

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The Commerce Middle School Agriculture Education program has a new addition this spring — student teacher, Jessica Casaday. Casaday is a senior agricultural education major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and her degree will be complete once she finishes a semester of student teachin…

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The 15th annual Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition is April 24-25. Youth from kindergarten to high school seniors are invited to "join the adventure."

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North Jackson Elementary School students participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Augusta. Shown are (back row) Kelly Davidson, Ella Weaver, Shalee Johnson, Kaylee Roberts and Susan Satterfield, (front row) Maher Magness, Shelby Weeks and Sally Lewis.

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Commerce High School FFA member Casadi Smith survived the frigid temperatures and snow fall at the inaugural North Hall FFA Cattle Show on Saturday, February 8, at the Chicopee Woods Ag Center in Gainesville. Her persistence paid off as she exhibited the Champion and Reserve Simmental female…

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Banks County High School students David Adams and Grayson Segars were recognized by the board of education for their Eagle Scout project, which will be unveiled soon at the public library.

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The Banks County Middle School wrestling team was recognized by the board of education at its Feb. 10 meeting for their success this season, including being named the Peachstate Middle League Champions. Shown are: (front row) Dylan Smith, Zak McClellon, Zane McClellon, Aucy Jacobs, Case Hanl…

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Carrie Cochran, Madison Dacus, Payton Jackson and Matt Sanders, Banks County High School FFA students, were recognized by the board of education for being state winners in the environmental resources contest.

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Banks County Primary School student Michael Sparks was recognized by the Banks County Board of Education Monday night for his achievements in reading.

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Banks County High School FFA students David Adams, Grayson Segars, Martin Suggs and Matthew Anderson were recognized by the board of education for being state land judging winners.

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Heather Shaw of Hull has earned a bachelor of science, nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 167,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

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Camille Whalen, family and consumer science teacher at Commerce High School, presented at the Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences  Winter Conference in Savannah. The presentation, "You Expect Me to Teach Two Pathways: Oh My!" provided lessons, project ideas, and c…

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The East Jackson Middle School Chorus will present “Dear Edwina Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the East Jackson Comprehensive High School Auditorium.

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Ila Elementary School recently recognized its “Golden Gators” for January. These students were awarded for exemplifying outstanding achievement in the areas of work habits, manners, attitude and citizenship. Pictured (front row, L-R) Landyn Treadway, Jonathan Cape, Addison Ledford, Alexa Den…

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA member Darren Tyner recently placed third in the Area II FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Jackson EMC in Jefferson.

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Susan Satterfield’s and Mary Ludeman's Pre-K classes at North Jackson Elementary School recently celebrated National Kazoo Day. Here, they are playing their homemade Kazoos, a "make and take" activity from the Bright from the Start training "Reading and Exploring Informational Text."

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The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 258th Commencement exercises December 13-14 at the McCamish Pavilion.

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Commerce High School FFA member Brynne Culp has qualified to compete in the Area II FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE. Culp first competed in the Area II preliminary event outlasting six other members in her room. With the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE, FFA members do not know thei…

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Jefferson Middle School students practiced RUSH team building exercises using STEM learning. Instead of using traditional team building exercises, each grade level had to come up with a challenge using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to accomplish solving a particular goal.

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Several winners and runners-up in the Banks County School System spelling bee were honored during the Banks County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 21. Pictured (L-R) are: Gracie Emerson, Banks County Elementary School, fourth grader, runner up; Savannah Purcell, BCES, fourth grade, winner…

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Banks County 4-H Service Clovers is a community service club for fourth-12th graders in Banks County. Service Clovers is a free after-school club that meets once a month to complete a community service activity. For the month of January, Service Clovers members gathered together at the Banks…