The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that seven Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors, representing three of the district’s high schools, were selected as 2018 Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship award winners, earning corporate-sponsored scholarships to help fund their college education. These National Merit Scholars are part of a group of distinguished students nationwide judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. 

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DULUTH — The Southeastern Railway Museum and the city of Duluth will host the family-friendly Fast Track 5K this Memorial Day weekend.

The fourth-annual running of the race steps off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, in downtown Duluth and features a patriotic theme. Participants and spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire.

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Dr. Kim Robson

GA Music Camp, as part of its 2018 summer program, announces the residency of Dr. Kim Robson. Dr. Robson, an accomplished flutist, and vocalist, will teach at the GA Music Camp. She will also present a concert along with recording artist Russell Ferrara at St Mary & Saint Martha Episcopal Church in Buford on Saturday, June 9th. The Summer Camp will be held at St Mary & St Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church located at 4346 Ridge Road, Buford, GA during the week of June 4 – 8th.

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Thomas Woolfolk

Thomas Woolfolk a teacher at Harbins Elementary, won a contest from the Atlanta Hawks and Adventure to Fitness for his efforts to encourage active learning and healthy lifestyles. 

ATLANTA - Childhood obesity has increased significantly over the past 30 years, driven by declines in children's physical activity and healthy eating. These trends run counter to a growing body of research demonstrating that increased physical activity not only improves children's health, but also improves their behavior, focus, cognitive function, and overall academic achievement.

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Lawrenceville – April is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Month and includes National Pet Parents Day (April 29), Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30), and National Hairball Awareness Day (April 25). In recognition of those special occasions and to honor our dedicated animal control officers, the Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division has cut adoption fees to $45 for dogs.

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