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Central Gwinnett, Mountain View TDs this month raise money for St. Jude children’s cancer research


Football teams that aren’t playing Central Gwinnett and Mountain View this month should be happy when those two high school programs roll up the touchdowns.

Both Central and Mountain View have partnered with Pledge It and CBS property MaxPreps for Touchdowns Against Cancer, a project aimed to unite football teams nationally in a fight against childhood cancer.

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Students learn leadership skills through Suwanee’s Food Truck


The city of Suwanee closes out the summer Friday night with its last Food Truck Friday event of the year. The event will look just like the ones held each month, but behind the scenes Suwanee officials know this one is a little different — and they’re proud of that.

Friday’s event, which runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park, was organized by the Suwanee Youth Leaders, the city’s leadership program for sophomore and junior high school students. It’s the fourth year the group has helped organize a Food Truck Friday, which gives the students a chance to apply the leadership concepts they learn in the program.

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Delta Community Credit Union continues to grow high school apprentice program


High school students often come to Delta Community Credit Union to avoid the typical teenage jobs. Years later they regularly find themselves still with the organization.

That’s not yet the case for Brookwood High senior Jeremiah Adeola, 17, who works at the Snellville branch of the credit union. But if his older colleagues are any indication, he has a solid chance to forge a career with the credit union.

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North Gwinnett High School collecting diapers for Hurricane Harvey relief effort


North Gwinnett High School is holding a diaper drive though next week to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

“We know that people like to do something tangible,” a press release from North Gwinnett said. “One of the gaps in services provided is diapers — for infants, toddlers and adults.”

The school is collecting diapers of all sizes and wipes now through Sept. 8.

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Three Gwinnett schools earn Innovation Fund Tiny Grants


Three Gwinnett schools were among 39 across the state to receive grants from the state for their projects that “deeply engage” students.

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement awarded Innovation Fund Tiny Grants to Bay Creek Middle, Couch Middle and Sycamore Elementary. The grants are worth between $1,000 and $7,000 and they’re to fund the implementation of an innovative project that solves an existing problem in an inventive way and has the potential to have a large and lasting impact on the academic environment.

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Snellville teen Ayden Abercrombie’s love of American flag fueled Eagle Scout project


To understand Ayden Abercrombie’s Eagle Scout project, it’s important to know one thing: He has always loved the American flag.

The 15-year-old Snellville resident is a member of Boy Scout Troop 548’s honor guard team, and he earned his Eagle Scout rank by making flag drop-off boxes for the county’s OneStop Community Centers. The idea behind the boxes is to give people a place to drop off their old and worn out flags so they can be properly retired.

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