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10/17/2017

A Brookwood High School graduate and Snellville native recently completed Navy flight school to receive his aviation warfare insignia, known as “wings,” during a Winging Ceremony held at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.

Lt. j.g. Christopher Joseph received his wings serving with Helicopter Training Squadron 18, the “Vigilant Eagles.” This insignia is issued to naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties related to operation and support of naval aircraft.

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10/17/2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced its six finalists for the 2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year honor Friday.

These six teachers have been chosen from a field of 25 semifinalists by a selection committee comprised of GCPS officials. Those semifinalists were selected from the 138 local school Teachers of the Year.

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10/12/2017

Fourth-grader Ethan Surprenant usually takes the bus to Roberts Elementary School, but Wednesday he did something a little bit different.

“I walked up the hill to my school,” the 9-year-old said. “My favorite part was climbing up the last big hill.”

Surprenant was one of more than 100 kids who skipped the bus or the carpool to hike up the path beside the elementary school in Suwanee as part of Roberts Elementary School’s Walk To School Day Wednesday morning.

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10/11/2017

A Gwinnett County Public Schools parent mentor who is also a long-time advocate for people with special needs has received statewide recognition for her work.

The Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership picked Jackie McNair as the recipient of the 2017 Phil Pickens Award for her work with the school district, as well as at the regional and state levels in education. The award recognizes a parent mentor in Georgia for their work to help students with disabilities succeed in school by working with parents and special education school staff.

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10/10/2017

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful officials recently announced the 19 members of its Green Youth Advisory Council’s Class of 2017-2018.

The council is designed to encourage youth engagement and environmental stewardship. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful has had the council since 2014 and high school students can apply, with recommendations from school administrators, each year.

“All of our Green Youth Advisory Councils in the past have been led by outstanding students within our community,” Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Executive Director Schelly Marlatt said in a statement. “We are proud to continue to build upon Keep America Beautiful’s remarkable model of youth service alongside other KAB affiliates all across the nation.”

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10/10/2017

Lanier High School was recently selected as one of 30 schools in the nation to apply for an IMAX grant.

The school’s entries into the All American High School Film Festival helped make it possible.

One film tells the story of Lanier High counselor Bobby Gueh, who shared what life was like as a child growing up in Liberia in west Africa, and then having his world dismantled as he and his family fled to America. A YouTube video is available at https://youtu.be/q1VSqBiaVUA.

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