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04/09/2018

Many students who pay a visit to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta go to the see the sharks, penguins and various underwater creatures. However, for a group of 12 girls from Sweetwater Middle School, the purpose of visiting the aquarium was to learn more about STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Heidi Turcotte, manager of teaching and learning at the Georgia Aquarium, said the aquarium received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation in 2017 with the goal of providing a community program that would educate students. The grant, worth more than $14,000, supported a week-long remote-operated vehicle camp for the Sweetwater students and two school instructor chaperones.

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04/09/2018

Norcross Elementary School art teacher Bobbie Adamczyk is spearheading an effort to turn a bland, brown retaining wall located on Mitchell Road into a mosaic that will highlight the surrounding community.

Norcross Elementary students and local volunteers began work March 18 on a five-panel cement-board that features mosaics and painted images depicting the seasonal colors of nature, wildlife and plants.

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04/09/2018

Mill Creek senior Katie Kreusel and Grayson senior Lauren Wyton have earned spots in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Early Entry program.

The Early Entry program offers high-achieving high school seniors early acceptance into the professional pharmacy program and will allow Kreusel and Wyton to avoid the competitive pharmacy school application process that normally occurs during a pre-pharmacy major’s junior year of college.

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04/02/2018

Easter Sunday at Berkmar High School was anything but a normal day, it was Huncho Day.

Donning a Berkmar High School name tag that read “Principal Huncho,” former Berkmar quarterback Quavious Marshall — known more popularly as “Quavo” from the Atlanta-native rap group Migos — greeted fans and local Berkmar cluster students after they completed football drills with new Patriots head coach Willie Gary.

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04/02/2018

Thinking outside the box is something that 15-year-old Faiz Imran has used to form and serve as CEO of his own company, all before being able to legally drive a car.

Imran is founder of FI Enterprises and Holdings, which invests in innovative startups and products.

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04/02/2018

Two high school students from Gwinnett County have been selected by Jackson EMC as delegates to the 2018 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled for June 7 to 14.

Peachtree Ridge High School sophomore Lydia Ebun Ajayi and Mountain View High School junior Briani Netzahuatl were chosen for an all-expenses paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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