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01/28/2019

Tammy Meyer at Winn Holt Elementary was the $250 Spooky Book Giveaway Contest winner from the Walden University and GCPS Foundation's partnership!

Tammy teaches Kindergarten at Winn Holt Elementary School in Gwinnett County. Her class consists of 22 students, many of whom English is not their first or primary language. Many of her students, as well as students school-wide, have families who speak very little or no English at all in their homes.

Winn Holt is a Title I school, meaning that 83% of the students are on free & reduced lunch. Most of her students do not have access to quality books that interest them & one of my long term goals as a teacher is to instill in my students a love of literacy & reading books. The money she receives will help purchase quality books for her to place into the hands of students.

Tammy said in response to winning the contest, "I am so excited about the opportunity to be able to provide additional books for my students & help them grow as readers. Thank you to Walden University for this amazing gift & for supporting educators such as myself!"

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01/28/2019

Winning spelling competitions in Gwinnett County is becoming old hat for Hull Middle School seventh-grader Abhiram Kapaganty.

The 13-year-old made his dominance of the county spelling bee circuit a four-peat on Saturday as he won his fourth consecutive Gwinnett County Spelling Bee, besting spellers from across Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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01/28/2019

Nearly 500 photographs taken by Gwinnett County Public Schools middle and high school students will be on display at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center through the end of February.

The exhibit, called Shutter Sense, is a teacher- and student-initiated, countywide photography event showcasing talent from about 20 schools. The 500 photographs are grouped into 15 different categories of photography approaches. Awards are given for first, second and third place in each category.

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01/28/2019

A Meadowcreek High School student’s future college tuition bill just got a smaller thanks to a surprise scholarship she recently received.

Hana Awad, a senior at the school, was awarded $25,000 from the Horatio Alger Association, which gives the scholarships to high school students who have faced and overcome “great obstacles in their young lives,” a news release said.

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01/25/2019

A Gwinnett County Public Schools facility is being named for former administrator T. Carl Buice — again.

The county’s school board voted to rename the Northbrook Center located at 1225 Northbrook Parkway in Suwanee as the Buice Center on Thursday. It was an opportunity to resurrect a school name that had previously been attached to a school in Sugar Hill that the district had closed and sold to the city for redevelopment.

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01/22/2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools and its Community-Based Mentoring Program are celebrating National Mentoring Month during January.

In addition to spotlighting the importance of mentoring, GCPS is committed to increasing the number of quality mentoring opportunities in order to connect more young people with caring adults.

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