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GOOD NEWS: Gwinnett students have math skills

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Local students fared well in the Georgia Math League competition.

Winners included Jason Fan, who was recognized as the 2011 state individual winner for all sixth-grade students participating.

Second-place winners in the state school division were Tyler Draper, Jason Fan, Kevin Mathew, Jake Wiley and Chang (Mary) Xu.

The Georgia Mathematics League provides math contests for students in grades 4-8, as well as for students at the high school level.

More than one million students from the United States and Canada take part in the competitions every year.

The goal of the program is to encourage student interest and build confidence in mathematics by solving problems.History a strong point at Collins HillLAWRENCEVILLE -- Students at Collins Hill High School were recognized as state winners for 2011 National History Day in Georgia.

First place winners included Manav Dutta and Ryan Hawks.

Second place: Mariam Ahmed, Kessler Barlow, Hannah Lee, Ellen Min, Giahoa Nguyen and Ryan Sterrit.

National History Day in Georgia is an education program for students in grades 6-12, sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council.

In conjunction with a national theme, students research topics and present their findings in papers, performances, exhibits or documentaries.Local educator is published poetLAWRENCEVILLE -- Karen Burnette Garner, an administrative assistant with Gwinnett County Public Schools, has been published in the 2011 anthology of poetry, "The Reach of Song."

Three poems were selected for publication including two award-winning entries.

"Lowcountry Morning" placed second in the Byron Herbert Reece International Competition, and "Manifest Destiny-the Cherokee Lament" placed third in the Founders Competition.

"The Reach of Song" is published yearly by the Georgia Poetry Society.Family movie night plannedSUWANEE -- The Peachtree Ridge Foundation has announced Flicks for the Foundation, a family movie night for Peachtree Ridge Cluster schools.

Movies are scheduled for Sept. 30 on the high school practice field. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at dark. Guests can come early to view the silent auction booths. In addition, there will be inflatables and concession stands to serve snacks.

Donations of $5 per person will be accepted. Children younger than four get in free. For more information, email jane.denton@peachtreeridgefoundation.org.

Frank Reddy covers education. Good News From Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.