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12/26/2018

Two years ago, Suwanee resident Alessandra Ferrara-Miller was eating lunch at her then-5-year-old daughter’s school when she came to a realization.

“I remembered hearing on the news a story about a child in another state who had gone through the lunch line and gotten to the front and he didn’t have funds in his account, so the lunch lady threw the food away and stamped his arm saying (he had no) lunch money,” Ferrara-Miller said. “I remember just looking around (the school cafeteria) and thinking that my daughter, at 5, wouldn’t understand the concept of, ‘We don’t have money for food’ or ‘You can’t eat because you don’t have money.’”

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12/26/2018

A team of freshmen from Parkview High School recently won a case study challenge at the LexisNexis Risk Solutions headquarters in Alpharetta.

Since August, LexisNexis Risk Solutions has worked with Junior Achievement’s 3DE program to create a business case study where students were challenged to select the best location for the international expansion of LNRS’ insurance business.

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12/21/2018

Everton Blair and Steve Knudsen were sworn in Thursday night to their new seats on the Gwinnett County Board of Education, surrounded by family and supporters who filled the board’s meeting room to see the two men take their oaths of office.

They are the first new school board members in several years.

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12/21/2018

Thursday was a night filled with firsts with the inaugural Gwinnett County Public Schools Girls Flag Football League championship.

History will note Peachtree Ridge as the initial league champion after wins of 18-7 over Grayson in its semifinal game and 20-0 over North Gwinnett in the championship game.

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12/21/2018

Gwinnett County Board of Education members Robert McClure and Dan Seckinger were feted as they prepared to leave the board after nearly a quarter-century on Thursday, but their names will be uttered around the district for years to come.

It would be hard to not say their names when there will be new theme schools named for both men, after all.

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12/18/2018

The inaugural girls flag football season in Gwinnett County is down to four teams, and through 14 games they each approach the new sport slightly differently.

Collins Hill’s Frontia Fountain approaches the game like 7-on-7 in padded football, while North Gwinnett’s Eric Wright said he goes a different direction, considering flag football’s permission of rushing. Patrice Allen and Ashley Douglas at Peachtree Ridge say they started from scratch and built up a playbook throughout the season

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