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10/17/2017

A trio of Central Gwinnett High School students put their video-making skills to the test this semester while also helping the Lawrenceville-based Georgia Manufacturing Alliance promote its upcoming summit in Cobb County.

Nigel McGee, Robert Sima and Jakcob Zelaya, all students in the school’s Fine Arts and Communications Academy, have produced a 60-second video promoting the Georgia Manufacturing Summit. The academy and the alliance have a partnership designed to give students opportunities to produce real world work in the classroom.

The commercial is available on YouTube and highlights the event’s speakers and the presentation of the People of Manufacturing Awards.

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10/17/2017

Simpson Elementary students recently received 45 interactive whiteboards thanks to a $32,000 capital campaign focused on technology upgrades in every classroom.

The capital campaign for the Peachtree Corners school took place during the 2016-17 school year as a centerpiece of PTA fundraising efforts.

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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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