NAACP honors Junior Achievement of Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County branch of the NAACP recently presented Junior Achievement of Georgia with the Image Award in Education at its annual Freedom Fund Image Awards gala.

The award acknowledges the organization's commitment to the students of Gwinnett County and its innovative approach to education. During the 2007-08 school year, JA of Georgia served more than 10,000 students in Gwinnett County through its in-class and JA Job Shadow programs. The organization's programs use business and community volunteers to teach its hands-on entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy and global work force readiness curriculum.

Criteria for the Image Award in Education includes contributing to the growth and excellence of students, addressing current community education needs, excellence in curriculum development, inspiring students for a successful future and preparing individuals to positively contribute to the community.

Locals win science and medicine scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE - Five women, including Kellie Middleton of Norcross and Ebonee Tabb of Lawrenceville, were chosen from more than 2,200 applicants as winners of the second annual AMBI Scholarship in Science and Medicine.

Middleton is a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she is working toward becoming a cardiovascular surgeon so she can help eliminate health disparities in her community.

Tabb, a student at Georgia Perimeter College, wants to run her own medical practice so she can provide immediate medical care to those in need in her community. She was inspired to major in medicine after her brother died while stationed in Afghanistan.

Established in 2007, the AMBI Scholarship in Science and Medicine is a national scholarship program designed to recognize, reward and support black and Hispanic women who have a genuine ambition to pursue a career in science and medicine, while balancing family, work, and other personal desires.

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