When sports and the arts come together with a desire to help others, the results can be as surprising as they are unique.
Recent North Gwinnett High School graduate Katelyn Sheridan embodies this unusual concept. As the recipient of NGAA’s 2020 Art Scholarship, Sheridan will use it to further her dream of becoming an artist/industrial engineer, designing prosthetics for disabled individuals.
Addison Skinner, a recent graduate of Grayson High School, was determined to not let anything get in the way of accomplishing his goal of graduating with perfect attendance like his mother had, not even the unusual circumstances of the last two months of his high school career.
Both his parents are graduates of Gwinnett County Public Schools, but only his mother graduated with 12 years of perfect attendance from Shiloh High School in 1989. His mother’s brother graduated with perfect attendance six years after her.
Two Gwinnett County Public School students have been elected to represent Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) on the state level.
Peachtree Ridge High School student David Lee will serve as first vice president and Archer High School student Joshua Garcia-Barreto will serve as secretary for the 2020-21 school year.
As tech giants battle it out, two local friends partnered to provide Gwinnett County residents a food delivery service that has remained largely untouched — school lunches.
Tyler Walton (Mill Creek 2006) and Jarod Slaven (North Gwinnett 2006) grew up in Suwanee, where they often played baseball together. Over the years they have ventured into several business opportunities, but now they are bootstrapping the launch of their pre-packaged school lunch subscription service, Lunchy Club, to deliver school lunches to the community.
After two years, three months and 13 days, Chelsie Horton received a call that a compatible kidney for her had been found.
She remembers that moment down to the minute.
The call came in May 7 at 3:07 p.m. She was scheduled for the transplant days later on May 29 at 7:30 a.m., and her former teammate on the cheer squad at Columbus State University would be one of the four donors involved in donating her and three others a kidney through a paired exchange program.
Given ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Wednesday it will not move forward with its traditional face-to-face summer school for elementary and middle school students this year.
The district planned to hold summer school in July for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who had low participation in Digital Learning and whose teachers recommended them for additional help.