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Parkview mathletes rank high nationally

Parkview High School students ranked among the top 10 mathematics teams nationwide in a competition last weekend.

The students competed against schools across the country to correctly and quickly answer 100 problems on a variety of topics in 30 minutes.

Students collaborated by dividing up the test questions and then double-checking each other's answers at the end.

They will be participating in National Assessment & Testing's ciphering time trials and four-by-four competitions on Thursday and Feb. 9.

They will feature 10 rounds in which students have three minutes to answer problems.

Lawrenceville student wins prestigious scholarship

A University of Georgia student from Lawrenceville was awarded the William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship.

Rajesh Shah, a fourth-year honors interdisciplinary studies major, was one of 10 UGA students to receive the award. It was awarded by the UGA honors college and the Student Leadership Center to recognize juniors and seniors who demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Shah will receive $1,000 toward paying for his 2005-2006 educational costs at UGA.

Gwinnett tops list of Georgia teachers receiving national certification

Forty-two Gwinnett County teachers earned National Board Certification in 2005, the highest of any school system in Georgia.

Gwinnett teachers accounted for 13 percent of the state's 328 certified teachers this year.

This brings the total in the county to more than 200 certified teachers.

Two additional teachers earned National Board certification that the Post reported last week. Susan Kramer of Peachtree Ridge High School and Terry Starner of Duncan Creek Elementary School also received the highest level of national teacher accreditation.

To apply, teachers had to submit videotapes of their classroom performance, student work and a series of essays outlining their goals and accomplishments.

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For the next week, proceeds of the Barnes & Noble book fair at the Mall of Georgia will go toward Mill Creek High School's literary magazine.

Mill Creek students will also be manning the free gift-wrap table on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Customers will be able to buy a copy of the magazine, Towodi, for $5.

Two local high schools will be hosting "Taste of South" events this week.

South Gwinnett High School will host 19 local restaurants on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of a fine arts fundraiser. Mill Creek High School's event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Both events will provide live entertainment by student performing groups. Tickets are $10.

Rubina Madan is the education reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. Good News From Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Post.