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Good News from Schools: A little greenback for the grads

Good News from Schools

Nine Gwinnett County students received $2,500 National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These students are among 2,500 seniors chosen from a group of about 15,000 finalists from throughout the country.

The scholarship winners are Lucas Bermudez of Parkview High, Sophia Fisher of Duluth High, Chelsea Fuestel of Peachtree Ridge High, David Kim of North Gwinnett High, Carole Miller of Brookwood High, James Ren of Parkview High, Saranya Selvaraj of Parkview High, Joseph Song of Brookwood High and Ginger Tanton of Collins Hill High.

Two Gwinnett County students also received a $2,500 corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship. The scholarship winners are Yoonsoo Kim of Duluth High and Shuo Zhang of Duluth High.

Playing house

Second-grade students at Loganville Christian Academy got a lesson in hard living when the recreated a Colonial Village.

The students have been studying the Colonial era of America, and each student took on a role in the village. The cast included shopkeepers, as well as famous and not-so-famous villagers.

The students learned what that person would have done in a typical day. They also took on a Biblical perspective and thought about how this person would need to do their job if he or she were a Christian. Students, faculty, staff, parents and grandparents visited villagers throughout the day.

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