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$1 million and counting — Brookwood High School hits fundraising goal for charitable causes


In September 2014, under the director of former principal William Bo Ford Jr., Brookwood High School initiated the March to One Million campaign with the schools’ student government association, with a plan to raise $1 million in 10 years for charitable causes.

In late February, the March to One Million campaign reached its goal in less than nine years, and current principal Brett Savage has already established Brookwood’s second March to One Million campaign to carry the school through the next decade. For six consecutive years, the school cleared $10,000 and despite the yearlong interruption from the COVID pandemic, the school reached its goal in just eight and a half years.

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McKendree Elementary School’s Nicole Duque named Gwinnett schools’ Library Media Specialist of the Year


McKendree Elementary School media specialist Nicole Duque does a lot with her students.

She encourages her older students to read to the younger ones, teaches digital citizenship skills, uses standards-aligned games to teach critical thinking skills, works with teachers to design research lessons, and recently helped students launch the Eagle Talk podcast.

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Pilot Travel Center Give Back to GCPS Foundation


On behalf of the newly remodeled Pilot Travel Center #66 at 5888 Highway 53 in Braselton, Pilot Company would like to give back to the community by donating $5,000 to the Gwinnett County Public Schools to go towards technology for students at Lanier HS, Mill Creek HS and Seckinger HS.

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Gwinnett County student wins Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition


Sasha Tarassenko, a senior at Paul Duke STEM High School, is one of only three students to win this year’s 2022-23 concerto competition with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Tarassenko, one of the 114 students who make up the symphony’s youth ensemble, will have the opportunity to perform a solo flute concerto next season.

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Eight Gwinnett County Public School students have work accepted to All-State Art Symposium


Eight students from Gwinnett County will have the honor of having their work displayed at the All-State Art Symposium and Art Throwdown .

The exhibition, dedicated to promoting and recognizing the creative talents of high school students in Georgia, will be held throughout the month with a closing reception to be held March 3 in Columbus.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools honors top counselors


In commemorating National School Counseling Week, Gwinnett County Public Schools held an awards program on Feb. 7 to recognize its top counseling award winners for 2023.

Those honored included Dr. Natalie Pugh of Gwin Oaks Elementary School, Jameela Hall of Lilburn Middle School and Dr. Cedric Cooks of Norcross High School. In addition, Dr. Eric Davidson, principal at Duluth High School was recognized as the Mary Joe Hannaford Counselor Administrator of the Year Award.

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