Gwinnett County Public Schools marked the end of the school year by thanking the transportation professionals who make sure more than 130,000 GCPS students are transported safely to and from school.
GCPS traditionally hosts an awards banquet at the end of the year to honor the best of the best from that group. Leianne Barber, Judia Espey and Laura Doughman have been named 2020-2021 School Bus Managers and Monitor of the Year.
North Gwinnett tennis player Rachel Wang was recognized recently with the Al Parker Award for Junior Player of the Year by USTA Georgia.
Wang is one of Georgia’s top junior players and also excels off the court. She has earned The President’s Volunteer Service Award each year since sixth grade for performing more than 200 hours of community service each year, and also received The Princeton Club of Georgia Community Service Awards. She also was a Positive Athlete Georgia honoree this year.
Seven Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors have been awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships by the Posse Foundation.
Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams — called Posses — of 10 students.
Chattahoochee Elementary School Principal Jeff Lee told his staff that, if they were going to do anything to commemorate his retirement, they should just do something “low-key.”
He didn’t want a long ceremony where people sat around watching one speaker after another get up to make speeches.
Brookwood High School student Ashkan Jiwani has some unique travel plans for the summer.
The rising junior will join high school students from across the country to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation. The forum will be held on the campus of St John’s University in Queens, N.Y.
The Boy Scouts of America Northeast Georgia Council hosted the Gwinnett American Values Dinner May 20th at the Infinite Energy Center, honoring three community leaders for their exceptional service.
This year’s honorees included:
♦ Beauty Baldwin: The first African-American woman to serve as the superintendent of a Georgia School System at Buford City Schools in Gwinnett County.