Public budget ready for review on Wednesday
The fiscal year 2013 budget for the city of Suwanee will be available for public review on May 23. The proposed budget is expected to increase 1.1 percent from 2012 to $12 million. The millage rate is proposed to decrease from 5.65 to 4.93. To offer opinions, residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North graduates receive military appointments
Thirteen seniors who are graduating from Gwinnett County Public Schools have received military academy appointments, and earned more than $5 million in scholarship monies. Among that list is North Gwinnett’s Justin Alabi (Air Force Academy) and Taylor Gilliam (Naval Academy).
Piedmont College honors 3 students Three Piedmont College students from Suwanee were recently honored for academic achievement for the spring semester. Emily S. Clance and Christina Brown were named Dean’s Scholars, while Jennifer C. Pitt was named to the dean’s list.
Students named as Dean’s Scholars for the semester earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, and students named to the dean’s list have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.99.
Woman nearing fundraising goal for memorial
A Suwanee woman who is raising money for a public memorial for her sister who died in March has reported that a piece of art has been chosen. The piece is called “Sunset” by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva. Cathy Rohloff and her husband Rob set a goal of $15,000 to purchase the art, and have recently passed $10,000 in honor of her sister, Laura Sanders-Neidlinger.
“This sculpture is very appropriate for Laura because it is bright, bold, warm, unique, organic, and it reminds me of the beach which Laura loved,” Cathy wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “There will also be a plaque placed on the base of the sculpture honoring Laura.”
Rohloff said the current fundraising goal needs about $1,500. The piece is expected to be displayed at Sims Lake Park. To donate, the website is https://www.wepay.com/donations/laura-memorial.
North pitcher to play at Berry
North Gwinnett senior Danny Parry recently made a commitment to continue his baseball and academic career at Berry College. The right-hander was 4-4 with three saves, a 2.44 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings over 19 appearances in helping the Bulldogs qualify for the state playoffs for the seventh straight season.
Perry is the son of Maria and Rick Parry.
Final 20/20 vision feedback
The city will accept further feedback by May 31 on the 20/20 strategic plan that’s expected to be adopted at the June City Council meeting. The city unveiled a first draft of the plan at a community picnic on April 29. City officials and residents have discussed the vision at roundtable and focus groups over the last year. Residents can submit feedback on the plan website at suwanee2020.com or by email to email@example.com. Drafts of the strategic plan executive summary and full plan are available at suwanee.com.
North’s Brown makes tourney team last week
Former North Gwinnett standout Wyatt Brown was named to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament team last week after he helped USC-Aiken beat Lander. Brown struck out five in eight innings, and allowed seven hits. For the season, Brown went 7-2 with a 2.36 earned run average. In 72 1/3 innings, he struck out 47 and walked 14.
— From staff reports