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A finished product. "Hiawatha, The Leader We Need" by America Garcia, a senior at Mill Creek High School.

“Swift of foot was Hiawatha;

He could shoot an arrow from him,

And run forward with such fleetness,

That the arrow fell behind him!”
~ Excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha” (1855)

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Teams from Buford and Mountain View in the 2018 Gwinnett Middle School Fast Pitch Softball league.

In the early 2000s, two parents noticed there weren’t many options for their young daughters to play competitive sports. So, Larry Barnes and Tom Robinson put their heads together to create a program that would cultivate that team-driven atmosphere they had been looking for.

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The Cornerstone building in downtown Lawrenceville got a head start at the city's "Light Lawrenceville Blue". The neighborhood had 100 percent participation with every resident and local businesses NovoLogic and Cornerstone CoWorking supporting the effort.

Once the residents at Cornerstone caught word of the initiative, it spread — like blue wildfire. Everyone at the 279 West Crogan Street “Cornerstone building” wanted to participate.

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 “I always wanted to be a teacher. I believe it’s something I was born to do. I love helping others . . ., especially young people, and I have a heart for their plight of growing up.  I guess that’s the counselor in me,” said Carol Wood, CEO and Founder of Total Learning Concepts.

Carol Wood has seen it all when it comes to learning styles. With each student who comes to her tutorial and test preparation business, she aims to create a program to cultivate their unique learning style.

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