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Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation donates $50,000 to Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation


The nonprofit Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares) recently gave $50,000 to the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation to provide underserved students the technology they need to stay connected while learning virtually, and to provide them nourishment essential for academic success through its school-based food pantry program. The contribution came from the COVID-19 Relief Fund that BI Cares established in 2020 in response to the tremendous unmet need caused by the pandemic.

BI Cares is the independent, philanthropic arm of Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation. Boehringer Ingelheim employs about 600 people in Duluth, at the U.S. headquarters of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, which makes medicine for pets, horses and livestock.

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Counselors honored by Gwinnett County Public Schools


Gwinnett County Public Schools celebrated National School Counseling Week by honoring four local counselors during an awards ceremony Tuesday.

The district said the awards highlight "the key role school counselors play in the academic success and overall well-being of all Gwinnett school children."

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GCPS hosting “Super” book return challenge this week


If your children have books that need to be returned to Gwinnett County Public Schools' libraries, this is the week to do it.

It may be Super Bowl week, but the school district is hoping families will also participate in the SUPER Book Return Challenge this week.

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12-year-old Gwinnett County student uses her drone business leads to promote diversity in STEM


She’s only 12, but Alexandra “Alex” Simpkins has a firm plan for what she’d like to do with her life. And she’s got the business to show it.

Simpkins, a seventh-grade student at Richards Middle School in Lawrenceville, says she wants to inspire others to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and she’s using the drone business she started to help do it.

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South Gwinnett High student zeroing in on Girl Scout Gold Award


In the realm of the Girl Scout, there is no higher honor than the Gold Award, an achievement that about 5% of all eligible Girl Scouts realize.

Snellville resident Samantha Richard, 16 and a sophomore at South Gwinnett High School, is zeroing in on her goal of reaching Gold Award status before the end of 2020.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools hosting virtual career connections events this month


Gwinnett County freshmen enrolled in college and career readiness academies at seven schools are getting an opportunity to connect with career professionals in a virtual setting to learn about various professions that they can study as they continue their educations.

Gwinnett County Public Schools is offering Career Connections Virtual events through the beginning of February, district officials have announced. The first virtual events were held this past week, but the majority of them begin Monday.

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