Gwinnett County’s annual 2014 MLK Parade

Gwinnett County’s annual 2014 MLK Parade

The United Ebony Society is proud to present our 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 20, 2014. Our theme, “Strengthening our Community, Nation and World” is a reminder to us all of the importance of knowledge, empowerment, and wellness. 

Emma’s image on a wooden plague

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, http://www.gnli.org/). Since September 2013, my team and I have been working on a project designed to have county-wide impact.

Andrea Ide, GGC graduate, in her cupcake shop

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

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 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.

Last year's sockhop. Some very special surprise guests - Wanda with husband Geoff and "The Beach Bum Boys".

Wanda’s dance
By Beth Volpert

Wanda Sandels dances with hope, determination and gratitude for a life that will make you believe in second chances. In January of 2002, Wanda was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia just shortly after her 51st birthday . “I had no symptoms at all; just went for my annual physical & had blood work done,” says Wanda.

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
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. 

Japan-America Society of Georgia - Japanese Classes Winter Session
Japanese Classes – Winter Session 2014
By Staff Reports

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) will host the Winter Session of Japanese Classes. These Japanese classes will focus on communication skills needed in business environments as well as everyday conversation.  The courses will also center on inter-cultural communication and integrating important Japanese business and cultural etiquettes.

Gwinnett Tech, Busbee Center

Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year
Fall Semester Enrollment Increase is State’s Largest, Spring Semester Keeping Pace
By Gwinentt Citizen Staff Reports

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (January 16, 2014) – With college students just settling back into classes for Spring Semester, it’s clear that Gwinnett Tech is in the midst of a record year for enrollment growth.