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Miss Georgia to grand marshall Suwanee Day parade

Miss Georgia is grand marshall of parade

This year’s Miss Georgia, Suwanee resident Leighton Jordan, will be the grand marshal of the Suwanee Day parade on Sept. 15, which has a theme of “Catch a Dream.” The parade begins at 9 a.m. and will follow the same route as in previous years, from Russell Street up Buford Highway by Town Center, and down Main Street to Scales Road.

SAT prep classes begin next week

Classes to prepare for the SAT will begin the first week of September at the North Gwinnett Community School. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, except for Labor Day, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and cost $340. Math and/or language arts prep are available. For more information, call the Community School at 770-271-5179.

North lacrosse hosts free clinic at George Pierce

The North Gwinnett Lacrosse Association is putting on a free clinic this afternoon for girls at the George Pierce Park lacrosse field. This clinic is designed for beginners to try out the sport as well as players who have previously played lacrosse and want to improve their skills. The clinic will be conducted by veteran coaches and players. Sticks will be provided for those new to the sport to use at the clinic. Returning players should bring their stick, goggles and mouth guard. The clinic will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for girls new to the sport in first grade through eighth grade. Returning players in grades second through eighth grade will have a clinic from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Shadowbrook group to attend Aurora Theater

The Shadowbrook Baptist Church’s singles group will attend the play “Sweet Charity” at the Aurora Theatre today in Lawrenceville. The play is a “show-stopping musical about the misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine.” The group will leave the church after the 10:45 a.m. service and the play starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for students, $27 for seniors and $30 for adults. For more information, call 770-945-1524.

North Gwinnett Co-Op in need

The North Gwinnett Co-Op will move to its new location at 4395 Commerce Drive in Buford from Sept. 12 to 16, and will re-open at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17. The organization is in need of a washer and dryer for the sorting room of its new thrift store, Second Blessings. It also is looking for metal shelves for a walk-in freezer, gently used donations of clothing, jewelry, small household appliances, dishes, furniture and toys. The North Gwinnett Co-Op serves 270 families each month and sees about 220 new familes since the start of the year. The organization’s new hours will be Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact 770-271-9793 or visit northgwinnettcoop.org.

Elementary names council members

Suwanee Elementary recently named Melissa Shaffer, parent representative, and Greg Singleton, teacher representative, to the school’s council. The council is a policy-level advisory body that makes recommendations to the principal, superintendent and local Board of Education. The purpose of school councils is to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.”

High School media specialist earns honor

Collins Hill High media specialist Holly Frilot has been selected as the District Library Media Specialist of the Year for the Metro District. She is now one of seven district winners eligible for selection as the state Library Media Specialist of the Year.

The Georgia Library Media Association and the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology co-sponsor the Georgia School Library Media Specialist of the Year award, which recognizes K-12 library media specialists whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs. The state Library Media Specialist of the Year is selected from among the seven district winners.

Frilot was named Gwinnett County Public Schools Media Specialist of the Year in the spring.

Fall Classic Golf Tournament to be held Sept. 11

The North Gwinnett Co-Op and Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett are hosting a “Fall Classic Golf Tournament” at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club. The individual player entry fee is $125. The fee includes greens fee, cart and range balls, a gate fee to Lake Lanier Islands Tournament, a gift and goody bag, breakfast, a buffet lunch, a “Shoot-out contest” for $100,000, closest to the pin and long drive awards and low gross and net score winners.

The tournament benefits both organizations. To register, or for more information, visit kiwanisclubofnorthgwinnett.com.

George Pierce hosts senior classes this fall

George Pierce Park’s Prime Timers Pointe will be the host of computer-oriented classes for seniors this fall. The Gwinnett Senior Learning Center will offer single and multi-session workshops that will cover word processing, digital imaging, PowerPoint, genealogy and meet your camera. Volunteers to teach the classes can be any age, but registrants must be 50 or older. For more information, call 678-277-0910.

Gates Millenium Scholarship event on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15th, Peachtree Ridge High School will host an event for students interested in applying for the Gates Millennium Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American. Applicants must also be citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. with a 3.3 GPA. High school juniors and seniors are welcome from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., while sophomores will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

Parenting class offered beginning in September

A class tailored to the needs of parents of middle school and high school students begins on Sept. 4. Each session is two hours and goes for three weeks. Cost is $10. For more information, contact the North Gwinnett Community School at 770-271-5179.

City asks for 9-11 artifact display proposals

The city of Suwanee is looking for proposals from artists and architects to design, fabricate and install a display for the city’s World Trade Center artifact, “Remembrance,” which was unveiled in September. City officials are in discussions about the most appropriate location. Proposals are due in September.

Suwanee Day Classic expands

The Suwanee Day Classic event will include more than the traditional 5K and 10K runs this year. Participants in the Sept. 8 event may also take part in a non-competitive 25-mile bike ride and 1K kids’ fun run. To register, visit active.com or suwaneeday.com. Participants are encouraged to register by Sept. 1. An additional $10 per event will be charged for entries received after Sept. 1. The bike ride begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 to enter, the 5K is at 8 a.m. and is $25, the 10K begins at 9 a.m. and is $30. And the 1K fun run begins at 9:05 a.m. and is $25. A combination of 5K/10K or bike ride/10K is $40.

Resident travels with Atlanta Boy Choir to Russia

James Ahn, a Suwanee resident, was one of seven Gwinnett residents who traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, with The Atlanta Boy Choir earlier this summer. This was the first time the choir performed with another Russian choir in The Great Hall of the Philharmonic.

— From Staff Reports