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10/26/2018

Haleh Hamidi initially thought her daughter’s design for Eastside Medical Center’s “Name the Robot” contest was a little too generic.

“When I saw her drawing, I said, ‘Shayda, this is too ordinary,’” Hamidi said, laughing. “I tried to change her mind and say, ‘Shayda, can you try to draw a person or this and that’ and she was like, ‘No, I want to do it this way.’ I tried, several times, to have her change her mind and she didn’t, but now (I know) that I should just trust her next time — she knows best.”

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10/26/2018

All Central Gwinnett sophomore Yasmine Martinez wanted to be for Halloween was a princess. On Thursday her wish was fulfilled during the school’s fourth annual Magic Wheelchair reveal.

In a magical and fairytale-themed wheelchair Yasmine maneuvered around the football field track to trick-or-treat with family members of friends flanking her.

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10/26/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools aced the SAT exam according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education and The College Board Thursday.

The results, based on tests taken during the 2017-18 school year, show Gwinnett County had a mean combined score of 1102 on a 1600 point scale. The district’s results are higher than the state of Georgia mean score of 1054 and national average of 1049.

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10/25/2018

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal enacted the REACH Scholarship in 2012 as a way to provide an opportunity for students to continue their dreams of education. Six years later, he stood in attendance at Meadowcreek High School to watch nine Gwinnett County Public Schools eighth-graders sign their contracts to become REACH Scholars.

The signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon drew proud middle school principals, government officials and parents to recognize Jerrilyn De La Rosa, Takeyra Brown, Melany Pelayo-Medina, Lewis Le, Emmanuel Adebesin, Arelie Barriga, Kidus Tadesse, Jonathan Bell and Kendall Reaves Jr.

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10/25/2018

This CYT Atlanta production has a unique twist in its two lead actors. Although it is based out of northern Fulton County, both of its leads for “Cinderella” are residents of Gwinnett County. Peachtree Ridge High School sophomore Callie Simonton, 16, is playing Cinderella and Norcross High School freshman Will Jordan, 14, is playing the prince in this version of  Simonton’s Cinderella.

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10/22/2018

Six Gwinnett County public schools are among a select group of 83 schools statewide eligible to apply for the National NSEA Distinguished School Award. Each year, the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators recognizes two schools from each state receiving Title I federal funding for their outstanding achievements in education. The following schools from Gwinnett County Public Schools are eligible to apply for the award:
Bethesda Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, Jenkins Elementary School, Kanoheda Elementary School, Shiloh Elementary School and Sycamore Elementary School.

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