The United Way of Greater Atlanta is accepting entries from Gwinnett nonprofits who want to compete for a shot at winning $25,000 to support innovative efforts to improve the community.
The United Way announced the return of its Gwinnett SPARK Prize, which will be handed out May 3 after a live “Shark Tank”-style competition at the Primerica campus in Duluth. The deadline to submit video entries for the contest is March 26. The finalists who make their pitches to judges in May will be chosen from the video submissions.Continue Reading...
Members of Brookwood High School’s intro to sports and entertainment marketing class got a chance to apply some skills they learned in the classroom to a real life project with local educational institute Georgia Gwinnett College.
“I knew that once the students knew the basic principles of marketing, a great way to apply the skills would be through a real world experience,” Brookwood teacher Brett Huckle said. “I reached out to a few places, but I didn’t know if they would respond back out to us.”Continue Reading...
The act of giving back to the community is one that has driven 87-year-old Jack Frost to become a benefactor to Mill Creek High School.
In the past year, Frost has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Hoschton area, including money to erect a statue of Mill Creek’s mascot near the football field. His benevolence to the Hoschton-based school began with a request from his neighbor, Colleen Cox, and has now transformed into an annual scholarship for students.Continue Reading...
Though he’s just 11, Quani Fields is very comfortable in the kitchen, so much so that he’s started his own business venture selling baked goods. Thanks to those culinary skills, the Lawrenceville resident has added another line to his resume — TV star.
You can see Fields in action tonight, cooking in front of world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsey on the Fox show “MasterChef Junior.” It’s a dream come true for the Creekland Middle School student, who last week was one of 12 boys, and 24 contestants overall, to make the cut.Continue Reading...
Oakland Meadow School is celebrating its 40 years of helping special needs students with an event from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The anniversary program will celebrate the school’s rich history while also allowing visitors to reminisce with former colleagues and tour the facility.Continue Reading...
Two Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers were named among the best English teachers in the state, according to a press release the school district released Wednesday.
Kyle Jones of Lanier High School and Terri Mylander of Baggett Elementary School were named as the 2018 Georgia Council of Teachers English Teacher of the Year winners for the high school and elementary school levels, respectively.Continue Reading...