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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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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.

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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.

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