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Brian Walker

At its February meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named leaders for two schools. Brian Walker, an assistant principal at Craig Elementary School, will be the principal of Mountain Park Elementary. He will transition to the position as the school’s current principal, Dr. Allan Gee, takes the leadership role at Rock Springs Elementary School. The Board also tapped Bryce Fulcher, an assistant principal at Pinckneyville Middle School, to lead Lanier Middle School. He will succeed Todd Hamilton, who has announced his retirement.

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As part of National School Counseling Week, celebrated this year Feb. 5-9, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) highlighted the key role school counselors play in the academic success and overall well-being of all Gwinnett children. In doing so, the school district named its top counseling professionals of the year. The 2018 GCPS top counseling professionals are:

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Occasionally you meet someone, and the purity of their spirit cannot be masked or hidden. You feel their energy immediately. This virtue does not mean they are perfect; it does say that they have a gift to make a difference. If you are one of our regular readers, then you are likely familiar with Clyde Strickland and his quest to change lives.

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 Sophomore Football Picture at Stetson University taken August, 2017

“I’m not much of a traveler, but I’d sure would like to go to heaven,” These are the prophetic words spoken by Nick Blakely just a few hours before his sudden passing from the #1 killer of student-athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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June Gardocki

January 1942 - January 2018

June (76) died Saturday, January 27, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She had a smile on her face till the END.

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