Printing association of Georgia names president

SMYRNA - The Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) Executive Search Committee and the PIAG Executive Committee have unanimously confirmed the position of president to Tim Taylor.

Taylor brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in sales and management in the print paper industry, as well as numerous years in association membership and management.

Since 1894, PIAG has been dedicated to advancing the success of Georgia's printing and imaging industry.

Student selected to attend leader conference

DACULA - Dacula High School student Charles Aitchison attended the 2009 Congressional Student Leadership Conference Junior War College, sponsored by LeadAmerica.

The CSLC, held annually at the Military College of Georgia at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, is a 10-day leadership program that focuses on defense and military strategy in which students learn to plan and execute strategic military operations. The conference also includes military and confidence-building exercises and briefings and discussions with military leaders, strategists and veterans. The college-accredited invitational leadership program selects academically talented and promising young leaders from across the United States and internationally.

Aitchison, an offensive lineman on the Dacula football team, hopes to become an officer in the Marine Corps.

Students picked for leadership program at bank

LAWRENCEVILLE - Elise Lee, of Duluth, and Nateja Diaz-Greene, of Hoschton, have been selected to participate in Bank of America's Student Leaders program.

The program provides paid, eight-week summer internships at Hands On Atlanta, as well as paid attendance at Bank of America's week long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., where they will learn how corporate, nonprofit and government collaboration is instrumental in community revitalization. The summit aims to inspire high school juniors and seniors to serve their communities and effect change and will include meetings on Capitol Hill, community tours, expert-led discussions and volunteer service.

Lee is a recent graduate of Northview High School. Diaz-Greene is a graduate of Mill Creek High School.

Murder mysteries seek Gwinnett performers

SUGAR HILL - Page2Stage Productions will be holding auditions for two of its murder mystery events, "Lady's Luck Has Run Out" and "The ART of Murder."

Auditions will be held in the basement of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Auditions will be scheduled in groups on the hour and will consist of cold readings from the script and basic improv games.

Interested performers should e-mail info@ or call 678-714-6021 to schedule an audition group.

Essay contest solicits student submissions

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Math and Science and the U.S. Navy invites all SHPE student members to enter the first Navy Diversity Essay Competition.

Three student contest winners will be offered the choice between being a passenger on the U.S. Navy's historic Blue Angel ride, boarding a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier or stepping inside a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine. The essay topic is "Service to the Country as an Engineer."

SHPE students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an accredited U.S. university or community college are encouraged to participate. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and be 18 years or older. The essay submission deadline is Sept. 10.

For more information regarding the contest and application, students may visit

BJ'S Wholesale Club holds drive

NORCROSS - BJ'S Wholesale Club and Norcross Cooperative Ministry have paired to help families in need through a food drive.

The food drive, which began on June 11, will continue through July 30. Interested individuals can drop the food products into bins located at the entrance of BJ'S Norcross location. All canned food items that are collected will be donated to Norcross Cooperative Ministry food pantry.

BJ's Wholesale Club is located at 6344 Cash Court in Norcross.

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