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Gwinnett Tech names 27 student ambassadors

Gwinnett Tech names 27 student ambassadors

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett Technical College has chosen 27 students to be ambassadors to the school until the fall of 2012.

Student ambassadors serve as faces of the college, mostly by assisting with recruitment, hosting vistiors and participating in community outreach.

"This group has a great diversity in thought and perspective, coming from more than 15 different programs," said Rachel Mariano, director of student life at GTC. "We look forward to their service to Gwinnett Tech, our students and our community."

Ambassadors are chosen through faculty nominations and a series of interviews. They must maintain their GPAs and service hour requirements to be eligible.

For more information about GTC, visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.

The school's new ambassadors are:

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites local middle school students to name the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s new mascot. The new mascot is a male mallard duck and is native to the State of Georgia. The duck also emphasizes the importance of protecting our water resources.

Interested middle school students can go online, with parents’ permission, to www.dekalbwatershed.com and click below the picture of the duck to submit a name for the mascot. Entries must be submitted by noon on Monday, Nov. 14. A judging panel will then select the five best names and place them on the Department of Watershed Management’s website for online voting. Online voting will begin Friday, Nov.18 and end Monday, Nov. 28.

The mascot will attend DeKalb County sponsored events, school activities and public meetings. 

Voters weigh education sales tax with SPLOST

Voters weigh education sales tax with SPLOST

ATLANTA -- Voters in two cities and six counties in Metro Atlanta will decide on Nov. 8 whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for school construction.

The education SPLOST is one-cent special purpose local option sales tax that was first approved by voters in Atlanta, Decatur and Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Douglas and Henry counties in 1997.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will be asked to continue that tax with SPLOST IV.

High School football rivarly goes viral days before the big game

High School football rivarly goes viral days before the big game

Atlanta -  10/28/11 has been highlighted on a group of teenager's calendars for a while now.  It marks the day that Grayson High School will play their arch rivals from Brookwood High School.

The 2 football teams and schools have been rivals for years, but what makes this year different are that the schools each released rap videos on YouTube to showcase their spirit and 'lack of love' for the other team.

The videos are surprisingly well produced and the music is very good.(better than what you hear on the radio)  Brookwood's video seems to be a little bit better, but they had the advantage of going second and creating a "response" to the original Grayson High video.

Regardless, these videos are great and it is good to see a fun, clean, high school rivalry.  I hope that the good spirit and sportsmanship carries over to the game and to the fans on Friday.