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GOOD NEWS: School invites students to explore career options

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County middle-schoolers will have an opportunity to explore career options before they start high school.

During a vocational summer camp June 3-6, students will have the chance to learn about careers in auto collision, auto services, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, electronics, early childhood education babysitting certification, electronics, Flash 2-D game animation, pre-K early childhood education counseling, graphic communications and design, health care science, law and justice, and welding.

Maxwell High School of Technology will welcome rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students to the Technical Education Middle School Summer Camp. Registration to attend closes on May 3.

To register, visit www.maxwellhigh.comLAWRENCEVILLE -- A team of sixth-grade students from Sweetwater Middle in Lawrenceville has won a national language arts competition.

The team, coached by teacher Lois Bean, placed first in the nation in the WordMasters competition, a contest of vocabulary and verbal reasoning.

The team competed in the highest division -- the gold division -- and scored a perfect 200 points each round.

Sweetwater students who scored a perfect sore were Jose Pena-Flores, David de los Santos, Courtney Casteneda, Juan Campos, Janiel Caday, Tajin Alam, Mubashira Zaman, Rani Rutledge, Amy Tin, Emily Taing, William Reyes, Chloe Townsend, Jonathan Bulauan, Emina Begovic and Christina Dames.

The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Each year, nearly 250,000 students from throughout the United States participate.

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