GAB: GCPS Relay event a success

SUWANEE -- The Instructional Support Center's third annual 5K run/walk to benefit Relay for Life held recently was a success, organizers said.

With more than 270 participants, the event included students, employees and ISC staff as well as community members and families.

The gathering featured a live DJ, awards for age group winners and raffle items.

Duluth Middle School won the spirit award for having the most participants. Other schools in the running were Five Forks Middle School, Ferguson Elementary School, Roberts Elementary School and Central Gwinnett High School.

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DULUTH -- Notre Dame Academy students took third and fifth place at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament held April 14 at Columbus State University.

Coached by Susan Burns and Ken Lemons, "Weird Science" placed third in their division. The team consisted of fourth-graders: Catherine Grace Sigman, Diana Robles, Elizabeth Slack, Kate Lemons, Madison Colletta and Stephanie Delancey.

Team "Odyssey Angels," coached by Leticia Valencia and Isabel Brogi, placed fifth in their division. The Team consisted of second and fourth graders, Gabriel and Maxi Brogi, Theodor Chifan, Annabel Mallard, Sofia Rodighiero, Amanda and Melissa Valencia.

Notre Dame Academy is a Marist and International Baccalaureate World School serving Pre-K through eighth grade. For more information, visit www.ndacademy.org.

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ATLANTA -- Kroger's Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer's $300,000 fundraising goal and donated more than $375,000 in March to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The annual fundraiser encouraged Kroger customers to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks to help MDA provide comprehensive health care, medical equipment and wheelchairs, support services and clinics to those affected by the nearly 40 forms of neuromuscular diseases.

"Kroger is incredibly grateful for the generosity of our customers who helped us exceed our goal by $75,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations of Kroger's Atlanta Division. "Their donations will help provide comfort and inspire hope to all those living with neuromuscular diseases."

For more information, visit www.mda.org.

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