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Norcross graduate wins $4,000 scholarship

A Norcross student won a prestigious scholarship through the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors.

Lindsay Eierman, who just graduated from Norcross High School, received $4,000 through the organization.

This year, 92 Gwinnett seniors applied for the scholarship. Eierman was selected from the pool based on her grade point average, SAT score, leadership ability and character.

At Norcross High, she was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program and had a perfect 4.0 GPA. She was executive president of the Norcross Student Council, founder and facilitator of the Norcross Student Leadership Team, a representative of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team and captain of the Norcross varsity volleyball team.

This fall, Eierman plans to major in business and women's studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Teacher to study

in Austria through program

A Peachtree Ridge High School teacher will be spending the summer studying in Austria, thanks to a national study abroad opportunity for educators.

Jennifer Ulbrich was one of 600 teachers nationwide selected to participate in the 28 seminars and institutes offered this summer. They will be held at colleges and universities around the world for teachers to study with experts in humanities disciplines. The program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Participating teachers will each receive a stipend of $3,600 to cover travel, study and living expenses over the summer.

Ulbrich will participate in a five-week interdisciplinary program titled "Mozart's Worlds" in Vienna, Austria. Other topics for the summer study programs include Shakespeare, American popular song, World War I, Thomas Jefferson and black history.

Local students win

college planning

scholarships

Two Lawrenceville students were among the six Georgia students selected for scholarships through a national college planning program.

The students won the $1,000 scholarships through Nelnet College Planning, an education finance company that offers loans and grants to students.

The winners were Jonathan Post and Bethany Wiley, both of Lawrenceville. Post plans to attend Auburn University this fall, while Wiley is headed to the University of Georgia.

"Our online scholarship programs and other awards provide the additional funds some families need to be able to afford college, helping students reach the valuable goal of completing their college education, enriching their lives and our communities."

They applied for the scholarships through Nelnet's College Planning Web site, located at http://www.nelnet.net/collegeplanning. The program offered more than $200,000 to college-bound students across the country.

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