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10/26/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools aced the SAT exam according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education and The College Board Thursday.

The results, based on tests taken during the 2017-18 school year, show Gwinnett County had a mean combined score of 1102 on a 1600 point scale. The district’s results are higher than the state of Georgia mean score of 1054 and national average of 1049.

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10/25/2018

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal enacted the REACH Scholarship in 2012 as a way to provide an opportunity for students to continue their dreams of education. Six years later, he stood in attendance at Meadowcreek High School to watch nine Gwinnett County Public Schools eighth-graders sign their contracts to become REACH Scholars.

The signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon drew proud middle school principals, government officials and parents to recognize Jerrilyn De La Rosa, Takeyra Brown, Melany Pelayo-Medina, Lewis Le, Emmanuel Adebesin, Arelie Barriga, Kidus Tadesse, Jonathan Bell and Kendall Reaves Jr.

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10/25/2018

This CYT Atlanta production has a unique twist in its two lead actors. Although it is based out of northern Fulton County, both of its leads for “Cinderella” are residents of Gwinnett County. Peachtree Ridge High School sophomore Callie Simonton, 16, is playing Cinderella and Norcross High School freshman Will Jordan, 14, is playing the prince in this version of  Simonton’s Cinderella.

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10/22/2018

Six Gwinnett County public schools are among a select group of 83 schools statewide eligible to apply for the National NSEA Distinguished School Award. Each year, the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators recognizes two schools from each state receiving Title I federal funding for their outstanding achievements in education. The following schools from Gwinnett County Public Schools are eligible to apply for the award:
Bethesda Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, Jenkins Elementary School, Kanoheda Elementary School, Shiloh Elementary School and Sycamore Elementary School.

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10/22/2018

Gov. Nathan Deal and Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will be at Meadowcreek High School on Wednesday to honor nine middle school students who have earned REACH Scholarships, according to a release by the school district Friday morning.

Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to attend a Georgia institution of his or her choice upon high school graduation.

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10/22/2018

Cindy Mitchell crouched next to a newly built bench, eyeing the dusty level that sat on the wooden seat in front of her.

“That side needs a little more dirt,” she said to her coworkers, all of whom sported matching gray T-shirts with “Primerica” written in bold white letters on the front and “Volunteer” on the back.

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