Friday, February 12, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Photo by Brian Giandelone
SUGAR HILL -- North Gwinnett Middle School recently donated $2,500 to the American Red Cross for the Haiti earthquake relief.
Teacher Andrew Quinn initiated the fundraiser at the end of January. Student members of the Junior Beta Club sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $1 each and donated the net proceeds to the Red Cross.
North Gwinnett Middle, which opened in August, has about 1,800 students.
One student who said he had been wanting to do something for the Haiti earthquake victims bought two dozen doughnuts and shared them with his classmates.
"It demonstrates the spirit of the school," said David Strickland, an assistant principal. "It's incredible. I've been in education in Gwinnett County 10 years now, and the support we see from students, parents and the entire community is wonderful."
The teacher sponsors of the Junior Beta Club are Quinn, a seventh-grade social studies teacher; Brad Mayer, an eighth-grade social studies teacher; and Diane Martin, a seventh-grade language arts teacher.