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Members of the Central Gwinnett High basketball team along with Foundation staffers Donna Zimmer and Daniele Aurandt.

Community giving… a key to student success

In two short weeks, Georgia’s largest school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), kicks off a new school year welcoming more than 180,000 students. To ensure that students get off to a great start, members of Gwinnett’s 12Stone Church sponsored a school supply drive that collected more than 23,000 in donated items, including book bags, composition subject notebooks, pencils, pens, highlighters, hand sanitizers, binders, calculators and more. https://12stone.com/

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Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation's aquatics staff won first place in the annual statewide lifeguard competition. From left to right are Arthur Bedard, Jacob Finco, Aiden Hall, Aliyah Berry, Joel Nickerson, Holly Smith, Aaron Murdock, Cole Hembree, and Christen Hardy.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation lifeguards won first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition, held at Lake Oconee in Greene County on July 16. Gwinnett County lifeguards came from several different aquatics facilities across the County and were selected based on their outstanding attention to safety, CPR/AED, first aid, teamwork and athletic skills. Guards honed these skills over the course of the summer with both written and physical skill practice.

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