Fleming named new cheerleading coach for university

Kim Fleming of Lilburn was named as the new cheerleading coach for the North Georgia College and State University Athletics Department. She attended Georgia College and State University, where she received bachelor's and master's degrees in early childhood education, and was a cheerleader. She earned a specialist degree from Piedmont College. She is employed by the Dawson County School System, where she has taught for 20 years, and has served as cheerleading coach for the past 12 years.

Suwanee resident crowned in pageant

Shannon Lynch, daughter of Sean and Lisa Lynch of Suwanee, was crowned National American Miss Georgia. She competed in the princess division for 5-year-olds. The pageant was held June 30 at the Westin Peachtree Hotel in Atlanta. She received awards for outstanding program participation, spirit and art. She also received an invitation to compete at the national pageant in Anaheim, Calif.

Girl Scouts receive The Silver Award

Six members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop No. 229 received The Silver Award, which is Girl Scouting's second-highest honor. The Girl Scout troop is from Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross. The teens honored were Janai Crudup, Briana Griggs, Erin Grigley, Collier Lewis, Maya Newsome and Claudia Rivers. The girls have spent the last two years working on various interest projects, performing community service, earning leadership hours and organizing the Father-Daughter Dance for the Norcross Girl Scouts Service Unit. They also participated in the I Am Beautiful program. The Silver Award ceremony was held Aug. 18 on the campus of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Hancharik competes in pageant

Jenna Hancharik of Gwinnett County participated in the annual Georgia's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in August. America's Junior Miss is a scholarship program that rewards young women for excellence and hard work. Since it began in 1958, AJM has awarded more than $88 million in cash scholarships to more than 700,000 young women from across the country. This year's winner was Laura Brett Harshbarger of Milledgeville.

Sorority unveils Ivy Courtyard for Christian academy

The Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. unveiled an Ivy Courtyard for the students, faculty and staff of Hopewell Christian Academy in Norcross. The public ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Oct. 17 at the academy. The courtyard was created to provide a "warm, inviting environment that simultaneously relaxes and alerts the student's mind whether he or she is engaged in study, story time, or biblical lessons," according to a press release.