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12/18/2018

The Gwinnett Touchdown Club and Sports Medicine South awarded their annual Linda Jones Memorial Scholarships to 24 high school seniors at halftime of last weekend’s Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game.

In the nine years of the scholarship, nearly $200,000 has been awarded to Gwinnett students. Criteria for the award include academic excellence, community service and outstanding demeanor on and off the football field.

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12/17/2018

Students who visit one of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ book mobiles will soon have more selections to choose from.

Keller Williams Commercial Atlanta Partners and Kares 4 Kids teamed up to donate nearly 700 new Scholastic books to the book mobiles, according to a news release. New books are given away during the school year when the book mobiles visit GCPS schools.

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12/13/2018

Gwinnett County’s Board of Education and Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks were recently recognized by the Georgia School Board Association for their leadership of the county’s school system.

The statewide education organization named Gwinnett County Public Schools and its school board as the winner of the 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award. The district was one of 33 school systems around the state that were qualified to receive the award and one of 10 districts that applied to receive it, according to Gwinnett schools officials.

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12/11/2018

When Shiloh Middle School social studies teacher LaCresha Williams-Pittman was chosen as a C-SPAN Fellow earlier this year and given the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for an educators conference in July, she was thrilled.

“I wanted professional development and I love C-SPAN and always use their (content), so I applied for the (fellowship) program,” Williams-Pittman said. “They picked me and paid for me to go to D.C., they paid for my food, my hotel was on Capitol Hill…it was amazing.”

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12/10/2018

Students at Simonton Elementary School will soon have greater access to online and computer-based educational resources thanks to the Computers for Learning program.

Computers for Learning recently donated 171 Dell laptops to the school. The devices will be used to support Simonton Elementary’s “Bring Your Own Device” initiative, as well as serve as a resource for its instructional workshops and community engagement efforts.

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12/05/2018

What started two years ago when two high school students volunteered to work at a Suwanee retirement home is today an effort across three metro Atlanta counties to help seniors keep their minds active by teaching them to play chess.

Poojita Chinmay, a senior at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville, and her cousin, Anuhya Tadepalli from Milton High School, struck upon Chess for a Cause, when they worked with the seniors and thought they could do more to help.

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