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Three seniors from Gwinnett County Public Schools earn Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

05/25/2022

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that three Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors were selected as 2022 Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Award winners, earning corporate-sponsored scholarships to help fund their college education.

These National Merit Scholars are part of a group of distinguished students nationwide judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

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Seven seniors from Gwinnett County Public Schools named Posse Scholars

05/25/2022

Seven seniors from Gwinnett County Public Schools 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— Posses— of 10 students.

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Sister Act — Christine Ao continues family tradition as valedictorian of Peachtree Ridge High School

05/23/2022

Being named one of the top honor graduates at Peachtree Ridge High School has become a tradition for the Ao family.

Just two years after her twin siblings Alice and Bill Ao were the Suwanee school’s valedictorian and salutatorian, 17-year-old Christine Ao is Peachtree Ridge’s top honor graduate.

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Airbnb co-founder, who is also a Brookwood High School graduate, will speak at his alma mater’s graduation ceremony

05/20/2022

A Brookwood High School graduate who went on to co-found Airbnb will come back to Gwinnett this spring to speak at his alma mater's graduation ceremony.

Joe Gebbia graduated from Brookwood in 2000, and in addition to co-founding Airbnb.org, he also serves as its chairman. He will be the featured speaker at Brookwood's graduation ceremony on May 25 in the school's stadium. Gwinnett County Public Schools officials said Brookwood will have one of the largest graduating classes in the state this year.

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Riverside Elementary School bus driver recognized for ‘heroic and selfless act’ to protect children during shooting

05/20/2022

A Riverside Elementary School bus driver was recognized by Gwinnett County Public Schools and the county's school board on Thursday for her efforts to protect the students she was driving when a person began firing a gun at her bus earlier this month.

Riverside Elementary School Principal Ben Pope and GCPS Transportation Supervisor Jeanine Ramos presented a certificate of special recognition to bus driver Patricia Rodriguez at the school board's monthly meeting.

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Mountain View High School student wins Congressional Art Competition

05/11/2022

Mountain View High School senior Sarah Ledbetter is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the 10th District of Georgia.

Ledbetter's work — a Prisma-colored pencil work titled “Scream” — was chosen from 40 pieces of artwork that were submitted for the competition.

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