Path2College 529 plan gives families 25,000 reasons to think about saving for college in 2014

ATLANTA – With the New Year comes new opportunities, and one Georgia program is launching a sweepstakes that is intended to provide a child with the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams by helping pay for a college education. Today, the Path2College 529 Plan, the state of Georgia’s 529 college savings plan, kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner’s school will also receive $10,000.

Sunday Supper 440
Veterans And Those Who Serve Honored 
With Sunday Supper During Dr. King Weekend Celebration
By Bettina Durant

Sisters of Tau Pi Omega Chapter and Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter honored hundreds of veterans and those presently serving the United States during King weekend celebrations. A standing room only crowd gathered at Peace Lutheran Church to thank those on the battlefield for freedom.

Arcado ES celebrates designation as Green Ribbon School

 The Green Team, 4th grade environmental stewards at Gwinnett County’s Arcado Elementary , will host a special visit this week. The visit is due to the U.S. Department of Education recently naming Arcado Elementary as a 2014 National Green Ribbon School.

The National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program’s GEORGIA State Winner, …  Jaidyn Sawyer. She grew a humongous cabbage and was randomly selected by the Georgia Agriculture Department. Jaidyn will receive a $1,000 saving bond towards education from Bonnie Plants. Jaodyn is a student at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross.

Kids across America are growing, and some are earning, a lot of “green” participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. This year, more than 1.5 million third graders in 48 states have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with high hopes to win “best in state” and receive a $1,000 scholarship towards education from Bonnie Plants.

 Daniela Aguilar, 22, of Lawrenceville, took the GED® exam at Gwinnett Tech on Jan. 2., 2014

New Year Ushers in New GED® Program and Test

Gwinnett Tech GED® Testing Center One of State’s First to Offer New Test 

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The new year brought with it a new GED® program and test takers at Gwinnett Technical College’s GED® Testing Center were among the first in the state to experience the new 2014 GED® test.

Citizen Police Academy begins in Duluth

Citizen Police Academy begins in Duluth

Only a few spots remain! The City of Duluth Police Department is proud to announce the scheduling of a Citizen Police Academy. Citizens are invited to attend this free academy, which has been designed to introduce citizen to the various functions of police work. The department is now accepting applications. The thirty hour course will begin on January 23 and end on May 24, 2014. 

L-R: GCPS CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, Mrs. Zorn, GCPS director of advisement and counseling Dianne Thompson, and Mason Elementary Principal Mr. David Jones.

Zorn named 2014 National Counselor

The Gwinnett County school counselor who was instrumental in launching the school district’s Elementary School Peer Leadership Conference, has been named the 2014 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year. A representative from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) traveled to Mason Elementary in the Peachtree Ridge Cluster on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, to surprise school counselor Robin Zorn with the news.