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Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Katie Blum named Georgia Teacher of the Year runner-up


Katie Blum, the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year, was named runner-up for the 2023 Georgia Teacher of the Year title at an event on April 30.

Blum, a second-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary School, was one of 10 finalists for the state’s top teaching honor.

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Cecil Flowe Press Box naming humbles legendary Parkview football coach


WHen homemade paper signs honoring 2000, 2001 and 2002 state championship football teams wer removed from the front of the Parkview press box Saturday night, the mamoth building's new name became official.

The Cecil Flowe Press Box, with its new name hidden under the paper signage, was formally unveiled to a hearty round of applause during halftime of the Panthers' spring football scrimmage, and it served as the capper for a fun evening that also featured a reunion of the high school's 2000-2002 state championship teams led by Flowe.

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Brookwood High School’s Stella Kwon earns prestigious Cooke College Scholarship


Stella Kwon, a senior at Brookwood High School, has earned the prestigious 2022 Cooke College Scholarship.

Kwon, who will attend Harvard University, was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, and only up to 60 students receive the scholarship each year.

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Preface donates More than 200 new books to Graves Elementary School library


Preface, a Gwinnett-based organization that provides tutoring service in several Gwinnett schools, donated more than 200 books to Graves Elementary Schools' library on Thursday. Several books included in the donation are written in languages spoken by students who come from households where English is not the primary language spoken and many feature women and people of color. School officials said the donation will be beneficial for the school because students will be able to see stories that reflect their heritages in the library.

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Jones Middle School’s Maile Steimer is a finalist for statewide media specialist award


Jones Middle School Media Specialist Maile Steimer is the metro Atlanta region’s top media specialist and is now a finalist for statewide honors.

Steimer was recently named the 2022 Georgia Library Media Association Metro Region Library Media Specialist of the Year. The honor recognizes the best school media specialist in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton and Rockdale counties.

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Meet Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2021-22 Outstanding Senior Athletes


Every Gwinnett County Public Schools high school athletic program had one boy and one girl selected as an Outstanding Senior Athlete award-winner.

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