Nearly two dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools students have received appointments to attend one of the nation’s five military service academies.
The school system announced this week that 20 of its students were offered appointments to attend a service academy. The schools include the U.S. Naval, Military, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine academies.
The appointments come with a combined total of more than $7.5 million in scholarship money.
Fifteen students from Gwinnett have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of six students from across Georgia who received scholarships funded by the corporation itself this week. This comes on the heels of a list Gwinnett County Public Schools released of nine students who received National Merit Scholarships that were sponsored by businesses.
There were more than 15,000 finalists for National Merit Scholarships, and only 2,500 students were chosen to receive them.
Gwinnett County government is planning to step in to pick up where Gwinnett County Public Schools' meal service will leave off when it ends this weekend, making sure kids continue to have access to meals during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.
The county government and school system are working together to transition from the meal service program that the district has run for the last two months to the county's expanded Summer Meals program. The school system's program ends Friday. The county's Summer Meals program will begin the following Monday.
In an age of people quarantining themselves at home because of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the Collins Hill High School orchestra has become an Internet sensation.
A month ago, the orchestra recorded a virtual performance of the song "A Million Dreams," which is from the film "The Greatest Showman," with each member performing in front of a computer camera from their respective homes. Collins Hill director of orchestras Rosie Riquelme came up with the idea of an online performance as a way to lift the spirits of the school's student body, particularly its senior class, to whom the performance was dedicated.
The Georgia United Credit Union Foundation has named four Georgia high school seniors as recipients of its 2020 High School Scholarship Competition, including Duluth High School’s Denny Woong.
Woong, who will attend Stanford University, received the Polly Hinde Scholarship, which is a $5,000 scholarship. Woong plans to major in mechanical engineering to pursue his career goal as a robotics engineer and serve as a mentor for the network of robotics teams.
The top-ranked school in the state again resides in Gwinnett County, according to U.S. News and World Report, which released its 2020 Best High School rankings on Tuesday.
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 12 nationally by the publication. The Lawrenceville school was also ranked No. 13 among STEM schools in the country.