GOOD NEWS: Meadowcreek students win in technology event

NORCROSS -- A team of Meadowcreek High School students used their web development skills, as well as their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to bring home the top prize in the Technology Association of Georgia's 2012 Web Challenge Scholarship Competition.

Junior Erick Salgado and sophomores Jose Santiago and Quang Vo created a mobile electronic application earning the grand prize for the best overall entry and best concept. As part of their recognition, each student received a $1,166 scholarship.

Meadowcreek also won several other awards during the competition. Senior Viet Dang and Junior Muhammad Osama Sakhi placed fist in the judge's prize category earning a scholarship of $750 each. Seniors Rigoberto Cisneros and Francisco Ozuna placed second in the judge's prize category, earning a scholarship for $500 each.

Pintu Thaker, who teaches the students, was awarded a $500 grant for her classroom.

Mill Creek student awarded scholarship

HOSCHTON -- Jackson EMC recently awarded Seung Kwan Baek, a Mill Creek High School senior, a 2012 A.T. Sharpton Scholarship. Baek was one of five recipients selected from nearly 300 applicants.

Named after a former chairman of Jackson EMC's board of directors, the scholarship program honors Sharpton's commitment to education.

The son of Sang Hyun Baek and Sun Hee Lee of Buford, Seung participated in the U.S. Senate Youth program, Governor's Honors, the Georgia Student Advisory Council and was a drum major in the marching band.

Baek will attend Harvard and plans to major in international relations with a degree in bachelor of arts or science.

"This year's winners held numerous academic accomplishments and honors, and we're very proud of them," said Randall Pugh, Jackson EMC president/CEO.

The A.T. Sharpton Scholarship fund awarded six scholarships to Northeast Georgia students this year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishments, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, personal biographies and letters of recommendation.

For more information, visit www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.


Susan 3 years, 2 months ago

Love reading good news about Gwinnett students.


Susan 3 years, 2 months ago

Love hearing good news about Gwinnett students.


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