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Infinite Energy Natural Gas provides STEAM grants

11/27/2017

With fall comes the chance for schools in Gwinnett to compete for coveted funding in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through the Infinite Energy STEAM Grants to local schools.

The grants are open to all 139 public schools in Gwinnett County Public Schools. To date, Infinite Energy has given back more than $88,000 to Gwinnett County schools.

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Primerica Community-Based Mentoring Grant

11/27/2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Community-Based Mentoring Program received a $25,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation to expand the successful boys mentoring program to include a girls mentoring option.

Studies show that successful mentoring programs help students develop social skills, improve school achievement and graduation rates, as well as build character. GCPS proactively developed a Community-Based Mentoring program to connect caring adults in the community with students in grades 4 through 12. The mentors provide guidance, encouragement, and support, helping mentees become successful young adults, both in and out of school. Every year mentors interact and support more than 500 students from across the district.

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We believe in our talented student writers!

11/27/2017

GCPS is sending 13 entries— one for each grade level, K-12—to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest this spring. In the district’s YGA competition this fall, grade-level winners were selected from among 264 submitted entries from 68 schools across the county. Previously, the submissions had been selected as winners in local-school contests. With a theme of “Believe in the Promise of Gwinnett,” students wrote about what they believe and why it is important to believe in others.

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Archer students create chain of thankful sentiments

11/27/2017

Students at Archer High went into the Thanksgiving break with a visible reminder of what they’re thankful for this year.

A prayer chain was draped around the columns of the commons area that was filled with “heartfelt sentiments” about family, friends, health and home.

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Parkview High School receives prestigious Naval Honor School award

11/20/2017

Parkview ought to build a bigger trophy case for its Marine Corps JROTC unit.

For the ninth straight year, the unit received a Naval Honor School award from the commanding general of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command at Quantico, Va.

The units that receive this award are selected by the Area Commander for attaining the highest overall rating during the school year.

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Peachtree Ridge students design app to diagnose plant diseases

11/20/2017

For most students, summer vacation is a relief from the daily school grind, a time to catch up on sleep, take family vacations or maybe even work a part-time job. But for Peachtree Ridge High School seniors Nile Ravenell and Shaza Mehdi, it was the precious time they needed to create the project they plan to submit into the upcoming Gwinnett Regional Science, Engineering and Innovation Fair.

Putting in a focused 40 hours per week all summer won the two 17-year-olds the attention of businesses near and far, long before the science fair, set for Feb. 23 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, is even scheduled to take place.

Their project, an app they named PlantMD, helps diagnose diseases in common garden fruit and vegetable plants.

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