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PLANTING A BEE-FRIENDLY GARDEN
In partnership with UGA Extension Gwinnett
Saturday, April 7 at 2:30 pm
Buford Branch
2100 Buford Highway, Buford 30518 

Join UGA Extension Gwinnett Master Gardener, Wes Nettleton, and learn how you can design your landscapes and gardens to be more bee-friendly, what plants are best in attracting bees to aid in pollination, and what types of pesticides to use.

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A team of Meadowcreek High School students and their teacher earned top honors in the 2018 Hospitality Foundation of Georgia (HEFG) ProStart State Championship. Wayne Miles, Carlos Barboza, Jorge Narvaez, Jose Martinez and Arturo Perez won the Culinary Arts state title. The team’s teacher, Chef Simone Byron, won the 2018 ProStart Teacher of the Year award.

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Lawrenceville – Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse last Dec. 15 and has since been on display at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Lawrenceville City Hall and the Collins Hill and Lawrenceville branch libraries. Now housed at Lucky Shoals Park, the torch will next travel to Lilburn City Hall on March 21 as it continues a yearlong, 200-mile tour of the county.

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Jon Valentine

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Director of Foreign Language Dr. Jon Valentine is this year’s winner of the 2018 SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) Leadership Award. The award is presented to K-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in language teaching through service to the school, community, active participation in SCOLT, and leadership and advocacy at the local, state, and/or regional or national level. 

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