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03/14/2018

Members of Maxwell High School of Technology’s collision repair program, The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair Atlanta Committee, I-CAR, and Collision Repair Education Foundation, CREF, gathered on Monday to award the Lawrenceville school a $15,000 Tool, Material and Equipment grant.

The equipment grant is the third grant Maxwell has received since it began a partnership with CREF and the Atlanta I-CAR Committee began in 2010. In 2013, the school was awarded a $50,000 grant and received a $10,000 grant last year for tools and equipment.

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03/14/2018

Six students and employees from Gwinnett County Public Schools are turning up the heat in the kitchen at two statewide school nutrition culinary events.

Tina Fengler, Ann Marie Wright and Carl Sandberg are Gwinnett County Public Schools employees who showed their cooking prowess against 23 other competitors in the Georgia School Nutrition Association Culinary Contest at Helms College on Tuesday.

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03/12/2018

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.

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03/12/2018

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.”

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03/12/2018

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.

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03/09/2018

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.

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