High-schoolers become Volunteens

SNELLVILLE - Emory Eastside Medical Center's Volunteen Program welcomed 19 teens into its summer Volunteen Program.

Oneka Perkins, Tanya Joseph, Jessica Saunders, Chevaneese Anderson, Chandni Ghosh, Victoria Purcell, Alex Thomas, Dabin Ji, Michael Cranford, Diana Beach, Jushn Chang, Fariha Hassan, George Mathew, Leslie Narain, Caitlin Ruddick, Kelly San Filippo, Marika Shahid, Siddhurth Shal and Melissa Williams worked side-by-side with medical technicians and professionals. These high school students served in the areas of Central Sterile, Lab, Medical Records, Case Management, Mother/Baby, Endoscopy and the Surgical Floor.

The program benefits both the students and the hospital and allows students access to a real medical environment.

Students receive scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE - Comcast recently honored two Gwinnett graduates as 2009 recipients of their annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

Kurtis Doehrman, a recent graduate of Loganville High School, and India Pender, who recently graduated from Grayson High School, both received a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast for their academic success, service to the community and role as student leaders.

In addition to receiving a scholarship, both Gwinnett recipients were treated to an Awards Ceremony at Turner Field's Home Plate Patio and a Braves game. They were joined by elected officials from around the state.

Summit designed to strengthen metro Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Civic League for Regional Atlanta will host its neighborhood summit, "Neighborhood Connections, Regional Voices" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community.

This daylong event for regional neighbors in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties is intended to provide a chance for collaboration to build a common, inclusive agenda for strengthening the Atlanta community.

Registration is $10 until Saturday and $20 after. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodsummit.org/about.html or e-mail Donna Wise at donnalwise@comcast.net or call 404-805-9473.

Locals participate in job training

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Savannah River Site Superfund Job Training Initiative has successfully completed its initial phase in providing 20 local candidates with training for job opportunities at SRS.

The initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and SRS, trains individuals from underserved groups in the surrounding community for entry-level positions at Superfund sites across the U.S.

The participants were recognized in a graduation ceremony on July 6. Job interviews were held shortly thereafter.

The initiative was began in December 2008.

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