Students at Sugar Hill Elementary School are proving to be among the best in the nation in math.

This past school year, the Sugar Hill Elementary fourth grade advanced content math class ranked first in the nation for the Grade 4 Euclidean Division in the Continental Math League, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The school’s third grade advanced content math class ranked first in the southeast region and first in the state for the Grade 3 Euclidean division.

The fifth grade advanced content math class earned second in the southeast region and first in the state for Grade 5 Pythagorean Division.

In addition to the class awards, several students earned individual awards.

Alastair Go, Jacob Sclager and Keshvee Sekhda were named national winners in the Grade 4 Euclidean Division. Chloe Kim and Jane Jone were named national winners for the Grade 3 Euclidean Division, and Cailin Sinclair was a regional winner in the Grade 5 Pythagorean Division.

Beauty Baldwin scholarship recipients announcedTwenty-five Gwinnett County Public Schools students are the 2019 recipients of scholarships named in honor of Beauty Baldwin.

Co-sponsored by Upsilon Alpha Omega, the Gwinnett Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation, the scholarship is awarded to African American high school seniors to further their educational opportunities.

The 2019 recipients are as follows:

♦ Archer High: Haley McMillan and Kyrsten White;

♦ Brookwood High: Aishah Balogun and Samaria Codougan;

♦ Central Gwinnett High: Perpetual Nketsiah;

♦ Dacula High: Jesudunsin Awodele, Anuoluwa Esther Ayannusi, LeDajah Williams and Nora Wright;

♦ Duluth High: Tamia Durden;

♦ Grayson High: Jaylah Espy, Jaelin Haynes, Trinitee Hughley, Mariah Oliver and Kya Wiggins;

♦ Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology: Tariq Bolden and Francine Kibwana;

♦ Lanier High: Amara Perodin;

♦ North Gwinnett High: Krysten Wright;

♦ Parkview High: Hermela Assefa and Opeoluwa Adenikinju;

♦ Peachtree Ridge High: Alyssa Dula and Brooklyn Mullins;

♦ Shiloh High: Khiari Ridley; and

♦ South Gwinnett High: Xavier Dorsett.

Simon Youth Foundation awards scholarships to three Gwinnett grads

Three college-bound students in Gwinnett County will receive scholarships from the Simon Youth Foundation.

Mall of Georgia will present Nairobi Huff, who graduated from Lanier High School, with a $1,500 scholarship. Huff plans to study biology at Fisk University this fall.

The mall will also present Skylar Hudson, who graduated from Buford High School, with a $750 scholarship. Hudson plans to study biology at University of Georgia this fall.

Phipps Plaza will present Emma Claire Cohen, who graduated from Brookwood High School, with a $1,500 scholarship. Cohen plans to study at University of Alabama this fall.

“Simon Youth Foundation believes all youth, no matter their personal circumstances, should have the opportunity and resources to pursue their dreams through education, and that financial reasons should never prevent students from achieving their goals,” said J. Michael Durnil, president and CEO of Simon Youth Foundation. “We are humbled to have the incredible support of our corporate partner, Simon, and its Simon Supports Education movement.”

Patrons of Simon malls can support local students, scholarships and academies in several ways, including purchasing Simon Visa gift cards, donating a Simon gift card balance of less than $5 to the Simon Youth Foundation, and tossing coins into wishing wells or fountains at the malls.