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GOOD NEWS: Arts center salutes Trickum Middle teacher

Special Photo Trickum Middle visual arts teacher Aimee Burgamy was recently honored by the Woodruff Arts Center.

Special Photo Trickum Middle visual arts teacher Aimee Burgamy was recently honored by the Woodruff Arts Center.

LILBURN -- A Gwinnett County visual arts teacher recently brought home a top honor for her school and district.

The Woodruff Arts Center named Aimee Burgamy of Trickum Middle its 2012 Visual Arts Educator. She was honored as part of the "Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders" program.

The Woodruff Arts Center selected Burgamy for her reputation of creating dynamic whole-school art projects, for making art relevant and for advancing the cause of art education.

Burgamy received a $2,500 award to be used for an arts project at her school and a $500 award for her professional development. She plans to contribute the money to the school's new outdoor theatre.

A former museum of art curator and university art professor, Burgamy joined Gwinnett County Public Schools and Trickum Middle in 2005. She holds a bachelor's degree in art and art history from the University of Mississippi, a master's degree in art history from the University of Alabama and a doctoral degree in art from UGA.

Burgamy has received a number of accolades throughout her career with Gwinnett County Public Schools. In 2009, she was honored as the district's top teacher, winning the Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher of the year title.

McKendree fun run and walk is Nov. 9

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The McKendree Elementary fun run and walk is scheduled for Nov. 9. The event aims to increase the amount of technology available at the school and encourage improved fitness levels of students at the school.

Through several walking sessions throughout the day, organizers hope to raise $10,000 for the school.

Walkings sessions are 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. for second and third grade; 10 to 11:15 a.m., fourth and fifth grade; and 12:45 to 2 p.m. for kindergarten and first grade.

The fundraiser will take place at the McKendree Elementary track, 1600 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville.

For more information, contact Dana Marsal at 678 377-8933.

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