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Six Gwinnett students chosen as National Merit Scholars

The scholars were judged by the organization to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in college.

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‘Silent teachers’: Body donors celebrated for contributions to GA-PCOM | PHOTOS

Every year, dozens of Georgians donate their bodies to medicine at the Suwanee campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Study: Kids from poor Gwinnett families struggle to climb income ladder

In the Atlanta area, Gwinnett ranks 14th out of 15 counties — only Cherokee County is worse. The top four counties in the study were Fayette, Paulding, Henry and DeKalb.

Thirteen Gwinnett seniors earn Gates Millennium scholarships

In addition to the full scholarship for undergraduate work, the Gates Millennium Scholars also qualify for funding to cover graduate and doctoral work.

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GCPS mentoring program for black youths celebrates success

The program, which serves African-American boys, reported that 77 percent of the students involved in the program passed all four core academic subjects.

Georgia Gwinnett College a finalist for regional business award

The event is designed to celebrate organizations that drive economic development and job creation.

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Roberts Elementary first-graders learn gardening basics from master gardeners

Six classes rotated across three stations throughout the day on Tuesday to learn about seeds, soil and plants. They were also exposed to different nutrients in the soil, composting and how certain bugs help the soil.

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Broad Foundation awards 26 scholarships to Gwinnett seniors

Broad Prize scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who, like their school districts, demonstrate improvement throughout high school, especially for low-income students and minorities.

Record-number of Gwinnett Tech students score at SkillsUSA state competition

The largest group ever to participate in the SkillsUSA competition in Gwinnett Tech’s history recorded five gold, eight silver and four bronze medals.

Gwinnett Tech named finalist for regional business award

The event is designed to recognize organizations in industries that are driving economic development and job creation while enhancing quality of life.

School lunch menus for the week of May 4

The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for this week.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Snellville Commerce Club awards scholarships

Brookwood’s Andrew James Ashburn, an FBLA member, was one of the recipients along with South Gwinnett’s Destiny Broadnax. Ashburn was recently accepted to Auburn, while Broadnax has been accepted to BU’s School of Management.

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Snellville native honored for contributions to UGA’s multicultural community

Domenech regularly makes the dean’s list and is a member of the UGA women’s club soccer team.

GGC to waive application fee through May 10

The fee will be waived between May 2 and May 10, which is less than five weeks before the fall semester application deadline.

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State education leaders visit Trip Elementary’s French dual language immersion program

Two teachers use a collaborative approach to teach the entire curriculum to kindergarteners in French and English meaning students are in one class in the morning one day, and the afternoon the next day.

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