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02/26/2018

Although relatively new, the Explorers program in Gwinnett County Public Schools is earning national attention. The program, sponsored by the Gwinnett County School Police Department, earned a third place finish in a competition involving more than 3,500 students.

The Explorer program provides young men and women interested in a law enforcement career an opportunity to better understand the role officers have in today’s society. The Explorer post also provides members with training and experience in leadership, teamwork and positive self-confidence.

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02/26/2018

Mill Creek High School volunteers gave up their Saturday to package food to send to people in Puerto Rico who were devastated by Hurricane Maria in early September.

Mill Creek’s Interact Club partnered with Kids Against Hunger to sponsor the event.

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02/26/2018

The Lanier Education Foundation is hosting Hook’em and Hold’em Casino Night at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center on Saturday evening.

At the event, which runs from 7 to 11 p.m., guests can “Up the Ante” for school by playing casino-style games like Texas Hold’em, blackjack, roulette and craps.

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02/21/2018

Through the misty and dreary Tuesday morning, excitement and buzz about spending a day learning about engineering permeated through Lashandia Hill’s eighth-grade foundations of engineering class.

As a way to celebrate National Engineering Week, the class from Coleman Middle School, located off Main Street in Duluth, spent the day at nearby Duluth-based engineering company Columbia Engineering and Services.

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02/19/2018

Mill Creek High School senior Adrianna Marie Rosario traded in binders, books and a normal day of class on Feb. 7 for an invitation to attend the 19th annual National Youth Awards hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Rosario, a 4.0 grade-point average student, received the National Education Youth Award, one of seven awards given out to students of Hispanic descent across the United States.

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02/16/2018

The Susan Chambers Dance Company announced Tuesday it will present a fully funded, original performance of ‘The Trial of Mother Goose” to select students from four Gwinnett County Public Schools at the Infinite Energy Theater at 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

Beaver Ridge Elementary School, Norcross Elementary School, Peachtree Elementary School and Margaret Winn Holt Elementary School are bringing more than 1,200 kindergartners to the two performances.

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