SUWANEE -- Three Gwinnett County Public Schools students earned Georgia's top score on this year's National French Exam. The following three students earned first- and second-place spots in the exam, which assesses proficiency in French.
-- Melissa Kyelem, Parkview High; as a 10th-grade student, Kyelem had the highest score in Georgia on the Level 3C National French Exam. She also placed first at the national level. Her teacher is Alexandra Boyle.
-- Saritha Mangones, Brookwood High; Mangones recently completed the 10th grade at Brookwood, where she earned first place on the Level 3A National French Exam. She placed fourth at the national level. Her teacher is Christophe Powers.
-- Ndeye Mbodji, Collins Hill; Mbodji, a rising 10th-grade student, placed second in the state during the Level 2A National French Exam. She also placed third at the national level. Her teacher is Muriel Davidson.
Due to their accomplishments, the students will be honored by the Gwinnett County Board of Education during its upcoming monthly meeting on June 21.
Gwinnett County Public School graduates get merit scholarships
SUWANEE -- Thirteen Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates from the class of 2012 will receive additional financial assistance for college after learning they were the winners of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships.
The students join a distinguished group of about 2,500 college-sponsored merit scholars from around the country.
They earned a scholarship worth between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
The scholarship winners include the following: Zachary D. Freshley, Shushmita Hoque, Minhyuk M. Song and Tony Zhang, all of Brookwood High; Joseph H. Horenstein, Central Gwinnett; Sarah E. Tammen and Kate L. Unsworth, Collins Hill; Claudette C. Bailey, Mountain View; Tami M. Feng, James R. Jordan and Jamie M. Morsberger, Parkview; and Nina H. Gummadi and Ajay Harish, both of Peachtree Ridge.
The winners were selected by sponsoring colleges or universities based on academic record, standardized test scores, recommendations by high school teachers or administrators and a self-descriptive essay about their participating and leadership in school and community activities.
Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.