BUFORD -- On Saturday, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center plans to celebrate World Turtle Day.
World Turtle Day was created to bring attention to and increase knowledge of and respect for turtles and tortoises and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. Of the 56 species of turtles found in the continental United States, 42 live in the Southeast.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the GEHC, which is located at 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford.
For more information, visit www.gwinnettehc.org.
Gwinnett 4-H Horse Club wins at state
On May 5, three teams from Gwinnett 4-H's Horse Club competed in the state horse judging and the state hippology contests. Participating in the events teaches critical thinking, problem solving and public speaking in comprehensive areas of equine management and science.
Gwinnett Senior Team A won both the horse judging and hippology state contests. They will compete in national competitions for both events. Team members are Savannah Harrison, Sarah Lawley, Amanda Davis and Anna Marie Schwed.
Gwinnett Senior Team B won second place in hippology and fifth place in horse judging. Team members are Caroline Hinton, Nathaniel Hinton and Mallory Huff. They won a trip to compete in the Southern Regional Hippology Competition, a multi-state event.
Gwinnett Junior Team won the state horse judging contest and placed fifth in the hippology competition. Team members are Sarah Kearns, Sabrina Sailer and Makenna White.
Honor society establishes GGC chapter
Kappa Omicron Nu, the honor society for scholars in the field of human sciences, has chartered a chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College, inducting six exercise majors into its ranks.
Admission into KON is reserved for students majoring in human science who are in the top 25 percent of their class. Joining the GGC chapter were Amani Chahine, Morgan Dickhute, Steven Olsommer, James Salomon, Jamie Stafford and Rebekah Tarbutton.
Serving as faculty liaison for the chapter is Karen Perell-Gerson, professor of exercise science and a KON member.
The society also admitted two members of the faculty, Pamela Anderson and Lauren Tapp.
"The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is to create empowered leaders through scholarship, research and leadership," Perell-Gerson said. "Kappa Omicron Nu provides not only recognition and honor but also lifelong opportunities for networking, personal growth and professional growth through education and service."
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