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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.

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 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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