Thursday, August 4, 2011
Dacula resident Brooke Martin devotes time to a variety of volunteer efforts.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Brooke Martin 15-year-old student at Mountain View High School Martin was nominated as this week's Outstanding Youth of Dacula by Cynthia Montgomery. Here is what Montgomery wrote about this Dacula teen: When asked which of her many accomplishments means the most to her, Brooke answered, “I am most proud of receiving the Joseph R. & Virginia B. Littleton Volunteer of the Year Award because I was competing against high school juniors and seniors when I won this award in middle school.” The Joseph R. & Virginia B Littleton Volunteer of the Year Award is given each year to a person that encompasses the spirit of volunteerism. After being involved in the Dacula Memorial Day Parade, Brooke wanted to share her parade experience and to get …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The 10U all-stars from Hebron Baptist Church brought home the trophies from a Snellville tournament.
Champion 10U All-Star Team Seth Blahnik, Cody Boyer, Cody Burroughs, Wyatt Fabricant, Gage Felton, Noah Giroud, Eli Hagan, Ricky Haller, Jake Haynes, Grant Kramb, Kyle Lowrey, Dylan Noce and Jake Shirley Accomplishment: This 10U all-star baseball team from Hebron Baptist Church recently won the 2011 Bases Loaded Tournament that took place in Snellville. Key to success: Just a little over a month ago all-star baseball and softball teams were chosen from the recreational department at Hebron Baptist Church. These players have been practicing and playing in tournaments over the past few weekends in June. These athletes, who typically play church recreation ball, raised their game to a new level and not only competed with but won a tournament…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Three Mill Creek students attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles
Lisa Kim, Sunyoung Wang and Guillermo Bautista Senior and juniors, Mill Creek High School Accomplishment: Three Mill Creek High School students, Lisa Kim, Sunyoung Wang and Guillermo Bautista attended the Intel Science and Engineering Fair held from May 8 through May 13 in Los Angeles. Key to Success: When Lisa Kim, Sunyoung Wang and Guillermo Bautista put together a physics project about how to make infrared light more visible to humans to show at the Mill Creek science fair, a trip to Los Angeles was not even considered a possibility. However, the group was chosen to represent Mill Creek at the Gwinnett County Science Fair. After receiving another grand prize, the three were headed to the statewide competition. Another strong performance…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lee Turner and Jasmine Ko are the 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian.
Lee Turner and Jasmine Ko Seniors, Mill Creek High School Accomplishments: Mill Creek High School senior Lee Turner is the Class of 2011 valedictorian and Jasmine Ko is the Class of 2011 salutatorian. Key to Success: Turner is heading to the University of Georgia in the fall to study biochemistry and microbiology. The science enthusiast will be heading to Athens having received a $3,000 Presidential Scholarship and the Maxxis Valedictorian Scholarship of $500. Turner plans to start a career as an orthopedic surgeon after college and, even with his career goals and strong academic performance, Turner has shown his well-rounded nature during his years at Mill Creek. He is the captain of the varsity tennis team and a peer facilitator of the …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hannah Pere of Dacula has been presented with the President's Call to Service Award and two Gold Level Service Awards.
Hannah Pere Sophomore, Dacula High School Accomplishment: Dacula High School sophomore Hannah Pere has been presented with the Call to Service Award, given only to those who have completed at least 4,000 lifetime hours of community service. Pere has also received the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award twice for 250 hours of community service completed in a 12-month period. Key to Success: For Pere, community service has been a part of her daily life since she was in elementary school and for her service, she has been given multiple prestigious awards. At Dacula High, Pere maintains a strong involvement in service programs. She is a member of the Key Club, a community service organization, national honors society, freshman …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
This fall, Matt Kim heads to MIT, having relocated to the U.S. with hopes of attending a top college.
Matt Kim Senior, Mill Creek High School Accomplishment: Matt Kim, a senior at Mill Creek is the founder of the Science National Honors Society and the Science Bowl at MCHS. He has earned multiple scholarships and will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a full four-year scholarship. Key to Success: Matt Kim, his mother, and his sister relocated to the United States from South Korea nine years ago. Kim’s father stayed behind in Korea to work and support the family. Kim said the goal was to provide an opportunity to attend the top American colleges and with the Mill Creek senior slated to attend MIT in the fall, “Mission complete,” he said. While at Mill Creek, Kim founded the two science-based organizations and was a …