GWINNETT GAB: Free ACT and SAT practice tests offered

Free ACT and SAT practice tests offered

LAWRENCEVILLE — College Nannies & Tutors of Lawrenceville invites college-bound 11th graders to take a practice ACT or SAT to gauge their current achievement level and readiness for college entrance exams.

Most colleges require every candidate to provide, along with an extensive application, results of either the ACT or SAT. Both exams are designed to provide college admissions officers with two things: an evaluation of readiness for academic success in college and a common yardstick to use in comparing students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

The free practice ACT or SAT will be given this Saturday, as well as Feb. 5 and March 5, at the Lawrenceville Learning Center. The student can choose which test to take.

The Lawrenceville Learning Center will mimic the seating and timing of the tests. Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m., and testing will begin at 8 a.m. The ACT will conclude at 11:15 a.m. and the SAT at 11:45 a.m.

Results will be provided to parents the week following the test. Suggestions for study plans will also be provided to students interested in increasing their scores.

To register, call 770-237-8535 or send an e-mail to ahendry@collegetutors.com. Registration closes by 3 p.m. the Friday before each test.

Mall of Georgia hosts Prince, Princess Party

BUFORD — Families are invited to participate in the Kidgits Club Prince and Princess Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Nordstrom court at the Mall of Georgia.

Kids are encouraged to dress up in their most spectacular prince and princess outfits to receive a special surprise. Kidgits Club members will also have an opportunity to win tickets to opening night of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The show opens Wednesday.

The party is free and open to the public. Families can join Kidgits Club for $5, which includes a year of activities.

Credit union donates toys to Angel Tree

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Federal Credit Union partnered with the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program to help bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate.

Thanks to the generosity of Gwinnett Federal’s employees and members who participated in this program, 75 children received new bikes, toys and books for Christmas.

The Salvation Army annual program allows individuals in participating organizations to sponsor local impoverished children. Sponsors, or “Christmas Angels,” are told their child’s age and gender and asked to pick out appropriate presents. The gifts are then transferred to the child’s parents to give their son or daughter a happy Christmas.

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