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01/03/2018

In the Christmas season of giving, students from Gwinnett County’s GIVE Center East Campus continued a holiday tradition of adopting a child for Christmas.

The idea was born last year during a meeting between Assistant Principal Dan Schuster and a student to discuss a disciplinary matter. Instead of suspending the student, Schuster challenged her to do some form of community service project.

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01/03/2018

By day, Nury Castillo Crawford is an assistant principal at Dacula Middle School. By night, she runs a publishing company and writes books.

Earlier this month, Crawford released her first book — “3,585 Miles to be an American Girl” — which she said was easy to write because she used her own life experiences.

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01/03/2018

In keeping with the Gwinnett Bicentennial theme for 2018, the United Ebony society of Gwinnett County will recognize a piece of the county’s African-American history during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in a few weeks.

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12/25/2017

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology teacher Ben Schepens was looking to make a difference. For more than two decades, Schepens had made a career working in the computer software field, but despite his success, something was missing.

“When I would go home most days after work it was just an average day,” Schepens said. “But when I was mentoring and tutoring people at the company about software, I found out myself to be in a better mood.”

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12/25/2017

While temperatures were hitting freezing point in the early morning hours of Dec. 16, droves of students from Sweetwater Middle School began the process of cleaning up Sweetwater Park.

Two years ago, Sweetwater Middle School, a feeder school to Berkmar High School, did not have a Junior Beta Club or National Junior Honor Society. That all changed with seventh-grade teacher Dawn Alexander, Principal Jay Nebel and eighth-grade teacher Clarisa Rene-Kinshasa.

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12/25/2017

Representatives from Berkmar High School, Board of Education chair Louise Radloff and members of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a Hindu Temple in Lilburn gathered to celebrate the donation and collection of goods for the Berkmar Care Closet.

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