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On Tuesday, April 12th during a special presentation, Maggie Wincek of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Georgia, was named the winner of the Senior Division of The ArtEffect Project - an international competition for students in grades 6-12 hosted by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC), located in Fort Scott, Kansas.

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final bookcover, Ellen & the Three PredictionsEllen and the Three Predictions is a young adult novel set in 1950’s Alabama. It is available at Cactus Moon Publications and Amazon.

Former BHS Broadcast Journalism Teacher Launches First Young Adult Novel
By Katie Hart Smith
Staff Correspondent

Alayne Smith, a former broadcast journalism teacher at Brookwood High School, launched her first young adult novel, Ellen and the Three Predictions, this month.

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The Cornett Hotel circa 1914 sits on the corner of Crogan and Perry Streets. It was also known as the Hotel Pharr and Button Gwinnett Hotel. Today, the corner has been remodeled, housing Dominick’s Italian restaurant.

Lawrenceville, Georgia, located approximately thirty miles east of the city of Atlanta, is the county seat of Gwinnett County. The municipality was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, a naval officer during the War of 1812 who commanded the Chesapeake.

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