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January 16, 2014

Rocheal Hoffman and William Matthews



Denise Peterman and Philip Mays of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rocheal Hoffman of Stone Mountain, to William Matthews of Stone Mountain, son of Joy and Paul Shelton, of Lilburn.

Emma’s image on a wooden plague

GNLI wellness and sexting prevention program

Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute (GNLI) Students Make Plans to Offer Sexting Resources to Parents and Teens
By Emma Reynolds-Middleton

I (Emma Reynolds-Middleton, MA) am a parent, community leader, and a concerned citizen presently attending/enrolled in the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute (GNLI, Since September 2013, my team and I have been working on a project designed to have county-wide impact.

Krista Tanner and Andrew Walker

Tanner – Walker

Tanner – Walker

Mark and Karen Tanner of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Tanner of Grayson, to Andrew Walker of Woodstock, son of Kerri O’Brien Beaulieu and Greg Walker, of Woodstock.

Andrea Ide, GGC graduate, in her cupcake shop

GGC and Harvard graduate finds sweet success in Suwanee

GGC and Harvard graduate finds sweet success in Suwanee

Entrepreneur uses life and leadership skills gained at GGC to pursue passion for baking

When Suwanee resident Andrea Ide received her master’s in education from Harvard University in 2009, it never occurred to her that she would devote her career to cupcakes. A lover of baking since childhood, Ide moved back to metro Atlanta from Boston with plans to put her Georgia Gwinnett College bachelor’s degree in psychology and Harvard master’s degree to use by teaching psychology to high school or college students.

Cadet Staff Sergeant Thomas Greene

Civil Air Patrol honors high achieving youth

Civil Air Patrol honors high achieving youth

Lawrenceville – Civil Air Patrol’s Gwinnett Composite Squadron awarded its third quarter of 2013 Cadet of the Quarter award to Cadet Staff Sergeant Thomas Greene. C/SSgt. Greene is a freshmen Bob Jones Home School student in Lawrenceville, GA. He enjoys playing classical piano, guitar and is an avid archery enthusiast. Cadet Green also has had the lead role in a summer theater group for the last several years.

Brookwood High teacher Dana Kling observes and discusses "The Scarlet Letter" student project presentations with his 11th grade gifted American Literature class.

Gwinnett’s STAR teacher named a “Top Ten Educator of Year”

Gwinnett’s STAR teacher named a “Top Ten Educator of Year”

Gwinnett County’s STAR teacher has yet another distinction to add to his list of awards: that of being named one of the “Top Ten Educators of the Year.” The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Mr. Dana Kling of Brookwood High is one of 10 teachers from around the country named a 2013 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year. Mr. Kling, an American Literature and Advanced Placement Literature teacher, was formally honored  Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The other nine teachers had been invited to the event in Georgia where Governor Deal had declared December 7 as National Society of High School Scholars Day. The event also included scholarship presentations and panel discussions.

Susan Witte Setterstrom and Brian Keith McGill

Setterstrom – McGill

Drs. Jean Ann Setterstrom and Herbert Walter Witte, Jr. of Milton, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Susan Witte Setterstrom of Grayson to Brian Keith McGill of Grayson. Brian is the son of Paula & Terry McGill of Snellville, GA.

Robert Nicholas Heuman and Ashley Lanelle Deadwyler

Heuman – Deadwyler

Heuman – Deadwyler

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heuman of Lawrenceville, GA are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Robert Nicholas Heuman of Milledgeville, GA to Ashley Lanelle Deadwyler of Macon, GA daughter of Dr. Gina Hurt of Marietta, GA and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Deadwyler of Rutledge, GA.

The Combs Family back to a “norma” life in the USA. The Combs Family left Grayson in 2008 for a three year mission trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which is just south of Nairobi, Kenya. The experience was a combination of ministry, international education, new friendships and fun.

Dropping back in… after Mission Tanzania


Dropping back in… after Mission Tanzania
By Beth Volpert

In 2008, when Pat and Paige Combs told their kids that the idea of taking on a mission assignment was going to be a reality, Madison and Brandon prepared to pack. The family was assigned to Dar Es Salaam on the coast of Tanzania. It was about as different from Grayson, Georgia as the family could get and would turn out to be a life-changing experience for everyone. Reentry into the lives they had left showed each member of the family exactly how they had been forever changed-for the better.