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Good News From Schools: Parkview a Naval Honors School

The exemplary performance of Parkview High students enrolled in the school's Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps unit has earned the Lilburn school designation as a Naval Honors School.

The commanding general of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command recently notified Parkview of its status, a national honor shared by only 20 percent of the nation's units.

The school's MCJROTC unit earned the designation because of its overall rating during the 2007-08 school year. The decision was based on the cadets' exemplary performance during inspections, drill competitions, community service, marksmanship and scholastic achievement.

In addition, the JROTC unit as a whole demonstrated excellence in unit administration, training, supply, facilities, armory management, cadet citizenship, school and community involvement, scholastic achievement and extracurricular events according to Training and Education Command guidelines.

About 145 students participate in the Parkview JROTC unit, offered in grades nine to 12. The unit was first established in September 1995 and is led by Capt. Modesto Silverio and

Gunnery Sgt. David H. Erwin.

Heather Darenberg writes about education. Good News From Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Gwinnett Daily Post.