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Good News From Schools

Shiloh ImagiNation team wins state, heads to global

Students at Shiloh High are finding out just how far their imaginations can take them.

The Shiloh High Destination ImagiNation team won its sixth straight state competition and will head to global competition May 25 through 29 in Knoxville, Tenn.

These creative juniors worked for months to prepare for the competition. They wrote the script about bugs who live behind a Chinese restaurant and used the centrifugal motion from an old dishwasher motor and trash compactor as props.

They nabbed not only sixth place but the Da Vinci Award for exceptional creativity.

Empty Bowls

raises big bucks

Norcross Elementary hosted its second annual Empty Bowls dinner on March 29 in the school's cafeteria.

This dinner raised money for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry, a food bank that serves families in need who reside in the Norcross area.

Empty Bowls began as a service-learning project in 1990 at a high school in Michigan. The goal of Empty Bowls is to raise awareness about the plight of the hungry in our country.

To this date, Empty Bowls dinners have raised millions of dollars for food banks and soup kitchens all over the United States.

This year, the dinner at Norcross Elementary raised over $400.

Calendar

Friday

Meadowcreek High will sponsor "Arts by the Creek" in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. The fine arts gala will feature performances from students attending schools in the Meadowcreek Cluster. Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at any Meadowcreek school beginning Tuesday or at the door. For more information, call 770-806-2206.

Saturday

The Goddard School Spring Fling will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include a moon bounce, face painting, games with prizes, cake walk, silent auction, raffle and more. All proceeds benefit the Goddard School, comprised of parents of students, at the school. For more information, call 678-475-0701.

Berkmar High School is proud to host its first Jazz and Arts Festival from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Featured in the musical showcase will be a variety of jazz, Latin grooves and salsa ensembles including The Victory Jazz Orchestra, The Jakes and The Carter McMullen Trio accompanied by the Berkmar High School Jazz Band. The Berkmar Jazz Choir also will perform, as well as bands representing other high schools - North Hall, Buford and Flowery Branch.

April 25

The next meeting of the Grayson Elementary PTA will be held at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on Environmental Education. For more information, call 770-963-7189.

April 30

Summerour Middle will celebrate the school's 40th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. Norcross alumni, former faculty and former employees are asked to contact Isabel Serrano at 770-448-3045 or e-mail isabel_serrano@gwinnett.12.ga.us.

April 28

Author Robert Fanney will visit Duluth High language arts classes. For more information, call 770-476-5206.

Jaime Sarrio is the education reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. Good News From Schools appears Sundays in the Post.