A Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology student is getting a lot of money from online giant Amazon to pursue a college education.
Sierra Frisbee received a $40,000 scholarship from Amazon — as well as a guaranteed internship after her freshman year of college — so she can pursue an undergraduate degree in computer science. She is one of 100 Amazon Future Engineer scholarship recipients who will receive money intended to cover four years of their college education.
Friends of longtime Gwinnett high school wrestling coach Cliff Ramos recently announced The Coach Cliff Ramos Legacy 5K, planned this summer as a way to honor Ramos as well as raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Network.
Ramos, a Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame and National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, coached at Meadowcreek, Collins Hill, Greater Atlanta Christian and Mountain View, and had a 626-80 dual meet record with nine team state titles and 34 individual state champions in his coaching career. He died last October at 67 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.
Merging their faith with their passion for medicine and education, Gwinnett County philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland recently established an endowed doctoral scholarship fund at PCOM Georgia.
Through the fund, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to three students, one from each doctoral program on the Suwanee campus, to include those earning degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy.
The Georgia Department of Education recently named 30 Gwinnett County Public Schools students as 2021 Georgia Scholars.
A total of 323 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia earned that honor this year. The program identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life.
Seven students in this year’s graduating class from Gwinnett County Public Schools have been offered prestigious appointments to the nation’s military service academies.
The soon-to-be graduates, representing six high schools, received military appointments from the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Jehan Sheikh is no stranger to Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc. She has been part of GUIDE's Youth Advisory Board since 2019, helping create underage drinking prevention public service announcements among other work with the group.
That body work was honored when the senior at Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology was awarded the organization's inaugural Ellen Gerstein Scholarship — given in honor of the Gwinnett Coalition's longtime founding executive director.