Thursday, May 16, 2013
The STEM Scholarship is awarded to one or more GCPS graduating seniors with plans to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in college.
Duluth High School senior Abraham Quintero is among 15 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students named recipients of scholarships from the school district’s Foundation. Each spring, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund Inc. awards a number of scholarships to graduating seniors thanks to the generosity of several organizations and community members. The foundation invites high school seniors from across the district to apply for these scholarships. Selection committees, comprised of GCPS employees and community members, are charged with selecting winners based on an essay, the student’s academic record, and service to their community. Quintero was awarded a STEM Scholarship. Established in 2013, the scholarship is awarded…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Two Duluth High School Girls Basketball players and a member of inaugural Girls Lacrosse team heading to college on athletic scholarships.
Three Duluth High School seniors signed letters of intent to accept college scholarships in a ceremony attended by coaches, teachers, family and friends Wednesday (May 1). DHS Athletic Director Bill Navas welcomed everyone to the signing ceremony in the Atrium of the 600 Building, congratulated the athletes, and recognized their parents for their support. Lady Wildcats Basketball Coach Chad Pittman introduced Aerial Carruthers and Aleexis Lyons and cited their accomplishments. Carruthers, a four-year varsity player, will be attending classes and playing basketball at Auburn University of Montgomery. She averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. “Aerial is a team player who works hard in an out of season,” Pittman said. “…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students from Duluth and Norcross high schools will be among 96 GCPS students who will spend four weeks on the campus of Valdosta State University, where they will be able to study subjects of their choosing.
Nearly 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students - including eight from Duluth High School and 10 from Norcross High School - will spend part of their summer taking a rigorous, in-depth look at an area of their interest. The 96 students were selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), earning a spot in this summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Representing 14 of the district’s high schools, the Gwinnett students will learn from the most qualified Georgia high school teachers in this challenging and enriching program. Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, 690 finalists…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A record number of contestants participated in Miss Duluth High School and Miss Duluth Middle School competitions.
Thursday, April 4
Tinashe Kanonuhwa was crowned Miss Duluth High School 2013 in the largest pageant ever. Thirty girls competed for titles in each grade level and for the senior crown of Miss DHS March 30 at the high school. Tina is a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, Varsity Lacrosse captain, president of the DHS orchestra program, and a Lacrosse Scholar Athlete. She was recently accepted to Johns Hopkins University. It also was a landmark year for the Miss Duluth Middle School competition. A record 12 contestants vied for the Miss DMS title won by Caroline Long. Contestants opened the pageant to a packed theatre with a spirited number choreographed by Cindy Brown of Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio in Duluth. The crowd also applauded the dancing …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dr. Peter Lemonds has been named 2013 Educator of the Year by the American String Teachers Association-Georgia Chapter.
Tuesday, March 12
A veteran educator with nearly 30 years in the classroom, Dr. Peter Lemonds, a Duluth High School orchestra teacher, was recently honored by his colleagues from across the state with a top teaching award. The American String Teachers Association-Georgia Chapter named Dr. Lemonds the 2013 Educator of the Year. Since 2000, Dr. Peter Lemonds has been part of the Duluth HS faculty. He currently serves as co-director of orchestras. He also is the lead teacher for school orchestras in Gwinnett County Public Schools, a leadership role he has held since 2003. Under his direction, Duluth High School orchestras have been selected for a number of performances including the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Convention in Savannah and the National …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Duluth High School golfer Courtney Swaim Trimble among six to be inducted into the 2013 Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame.
The six inductees into the 2013 Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame include Courtney Swaim Trimble, who was a leading golfer on Duluth High School’s golf team. Trimble, now the head golf coach at the University of Louisville, KY, was the 1998 state high school golf champion. She continued playing golf at Auburn University where she was a three-time All-SEC selection. In addition, she was a member of the 2002 U.S. Curtis Cup team and 2002 NCAA first-team All-American. Trimble played on the 2003 FUTURES Golf Tour and was ranked 52nd on the money list as a rookie. She was named head golf coach of the University of Louisville Cardinals in June 2012. Trimble previously spent three seasons rebuilding the University of Central Florida golf program into …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
They are armed with optimism, compassion, and love. They are also armed with knowledge of their subjects. They persevere in spite of lack of support, shrinking resources, and strident demands for improved test scores.
Wednesday, February 6
By Bill Eudaly America is still reeling from the recent shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, that killed 20 students and 6 educators. One can only imagine how their families continue to cope with their loss, or how the rest of us make it every day after such a watershed event. Some suggest more prayer, while others say more gun control. Whatever it is, lord, give us more of it-we sure need it. One suggestion is to arm educators. To some, this is not as absurd as it seems. After all, teachers are already on the front lines in facing overcrowded classrooms, gang violence, and now armed intruders. Loaded guns might seem a helpful solution to the problem. However, it could also increase violence if their weapons fall into the wrong hands. One …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Anthony Smith currently serves GCPS as director of mathematics. He replaces Jason Lane who transferred to Mill Creek HS.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
At a special called meeting Monday, Dec. 17, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Anthony Smith new principal of Duluth High School. Smith currently serves Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) as director of mathematics, a position he has occupied since 2011. He replaces Jason Lane who transferred earlier this month to become principal of Mill Creek High in Hoschton. Smith served as assistant principal of North Gwinnett High from 2006-2011 and as a math teacher at Mill Creek High (2004-2006) and Grayson High (2001-2004). Previously he was a math professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, (2000-2001) and a teacher in Grand Island Central Schools in New York (1995-2001). Smith’s education includes: He is a graduate of the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Lane named to replace retiring principal at Mill Creek High School at called school board meeting.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Duluth High School Principal Jason Lane will be transferring to Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, GA, in the coming weeks. Located in northern Gwinnett County, Mill Creek High is the largest high school in Georgia with an enrollment of 3,357 students. During a special called meeting on Friday (Nov. 9), the Gwinnett County Board of Education named Lane and three other veteran educators school principals due to the retirement, transfers, and departure of current principals. The school board also approved Dr. Brenda Johnson as the new principal of Centerville Elementary. Dr. Stacey Schepens will serve Crews Middle as its new principal. Lilburn Middle will welcome Dr. Yvette Arthur as its new leader. Lane has served as principal of Duluth …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Checks mark the predicted winners this week.
Gwinnett Football Predictions Last week's record: 10-2 (53-21 overall) Friday, Oct. 12 ✔ — Predicted Winner Idle: Duluth, South Gwinnett See also: Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31