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Family tradition — Mill Creek senior Bryn Hammock joins mother, grandmother as Girl Scout Gold Award honorees


It’s a major award, but for Bryn Hammock it’s also a family tradition.

The senior at Mill Creek High School was recently recognized for her efforts with the highest honor from Girl Scouts of the USA — joining her mother and grandmother in earning the Gold Award.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts says business community’s support needed in classrooms


If there was one message that could be taken away from Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts' first State of the Schools Address to the county's business leaders on Wednesday, it's that their help is needed to ensure the district's students can achieve success.

Watts came back to the theme of community support for the schools a few times during his speech to the Gwinnett Chamber during a luncheon at the Gas South Convention Center. He talked about families supporting the schools and the education of children, but, given his audience, he narrowed in on the need for support from the business community in particular, calling on them to join "Team GCPS."

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Georgia Department of Education honors six Gwinnett County schools for improving student performance


Six schools from Gwinnett County Public Schools were recently named 2020-21 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

Reward Schools are Title I schools making the most progress in improving student performance. The following Gwinnett schools are among the 157 from around the state that made the list.

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Six Gwinnett schools receive Bosch STEM Grants


Six local schools have been awarded a combined total of nearly $50,000 by the Bosch Community Fund for their commitment to and excellence in STEM education.

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Friday Night Food Fight returns as local high schools challenge each other to collect items for local pantries


It’s fall in Gwinnett County and that means Friday Night Lights. Over the past five years, it has also meant it’s time for the Friday Night Food Fight — a contest that has local schools challenge each other to a food collection drive to benefit local food pantries.

This year there will be four rounds of food fights around the county, which kicked off this week with Mill Creek High vs. Norcross. Over the next two months, Dacula will face Lanier, Collins Hill will challenge Mountain View and Peachtree Ridge will take on South Gwinnett.

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Gwinnett County middle-schooler Huyen Pham wins National School Bus Safety Poster contest


A Gwinnett County student has been selected as the winner of the 2020-2021 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, the American School Bus Council announced last week.

Huyen Pham, a student at Northbrook Middle School in Suwanee, created the winning poster for this year's theme: “Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone." Pham placed second in last year's contest.

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