Boys and Girls Club members win Gwinnett award

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sheila Bailey and Jennifer Magwood have been named Youth of the Year for Gwinnett County by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

Bailey is of the A. Worley Brown Boys and Girls Club and Magwood is of the Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club.

Youth of the Year, a year-round development program, honors Boys and Girls Club members as outstanding citizens and leaders.

Bailey, 18, assists in the Club where she is needed and speaks on a weekly basis about United Way and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Magwood, 16, is involved in many club activities and volunteer projects. She hopes to have a career in sports medicine.

The 22 chosen Club Youths of the Year will be honored as finalists for the 2007-08 Metro Atlanta Youth of the Year, and the winner will be announced during an awards ceremony and dinner held at the Atlanta Hilton on Nov. 8.

Scholarships will be awarded to the winner and three finalists. Evaluation criteria include demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles, essay writing, poise and public speaking.

Local resident wins fiddle competition

SNELLVILLE - Aerin DeJarnette of Snellville was named the 2007 Georgia Mountain Fiddle King.

DeJarnette won the title after a rousing "Fiddle Off" between the junior and senior fiddler winners at Georgia's Fiddlers' Convention, held at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in October.

As the junior fiddler winner, a category for those 59 years old or younger, DeJarnette took home $400.

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church to host golf tournament

DULUTH - Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church is joining with Security Bank for the first Caring Hands Classic golf tournament to benefit Presbyterian Homes of Georgia.

The tournament will be Monday at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. To enter, see www.phgainc.org.

YMCA volunteers to be honored

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two Gwinnett residents will be recognized by the YMCA on Monday.

Norcross resident Amy Massey will be recognized as the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA 2007 Volunteer of the Year.

Massey has volunteered for Special Olympics, the Partner With Youth campaign and the YMCA's fundraising initiative before becoming a board member and YMCA advocate.

Lisa Cauthen of Lilburn is the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA 2007 Volunteer of the Year. She is chair of the Tull-Gwinnett YMCA Partner With Youth campaign.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.