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Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2017, Falcons’ Quinn as keynote speaker

04/13/2017

With an impressive keynote speaker already on board for its induction ceremony, the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame made its Class of 2017 inductees public this week.

Providence Christian grad and gymnast Courtney Puckett Oros, Berkmar grad and basketball player Tony Akins, Collins Hill grad and wrestler Kyle Maynard, and Wesleyan grad and football player Chad Hall were selected for their athletic endeavors. They are joined in the hall’s eighth class by longtime Gwinnett coach Jack Britt, a Grayson grad.

Those five will be celebrated May 19 at the Infinite Energy Center with an evening that features Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, fresh off a Super Bowl LI appearance, as the keynote speaker. The event is a fundraiser for the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, which provides financial resources to support the education of GCPS students.

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Norcross High School theatre director inducted into Educational Theater Association’s Hall of Fame

03/29/2017

The theatre director at Norcross High School was recently inducted into the Educational Theater Association’s Hall of Fame.

“To receive this honor from the Educational Theatre Association is just beyond words and to have my family there when I was honored — priceless,” said Gina Parrish.

Parrish has worked as a teacher and director for the past 29 years. She was inducted into the Georgia Thespian Hall of Fame in 2011.

Parrish was selected for induction by a committee that included one member of the Association’s Board of Directors, one other volunteer leader and one member of the Hall of Fame.

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Dad builds hammock for Gwinnett special education classroom

03/17/2017

The typical school supply list at Rosebud Elementary didn’t include a hammock, but it’s turned out to be one of the most popular and useful items around.

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Brookwood teacher receives another honor for entrepreneurship program!

03/17/2017

It’d be difficult to pinpoint a better stretch professionally for Cindy Quinlan.

The Brookwood High School teacher picked up another honor, the third time she, or the program she works with, has been honored or received a monetary donation.

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Peach State FCU offering $161,000 in scholarships, grants

03/16/2017

Applications are being accepted by Peach State Federal Credit Union for its 2017 scholarship program, which will award more than $161,000 in scholarships and educational grants.

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GCPS receives national award for developing great teachers

03/16/2017

An 18-month evaluation by the National Council on Teacher Quality revealed what the organization described on Tuesday as “great districts for great teachers” when it honored eight systems across the country, including Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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