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Mill Creek 5K Color Run for Relay For Life is April 26

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April-26-Color-RunRegister by Friday to be guaranteed a T-shirt in the Mill Creek 5K Color Run and Fun Run/Walk benefiting Gwinnett County Relay For Life.

Both events will be held on Sunday, April 26, at Mill Creek High School. Registration is $25 for the 5K Color Run which begins at 3 p.m. The Color Fun Run/Walk, which begins at 2 p.m., has a $15 registration fee. Register through www.MyPaymentsPlus.com and see www.millcreekhs.com for instructions if you do not already have an account on www.MyPaymentsPlus.com or email helen_cheery@gwinnett.k12.ga.us If you cannot participate, you can still make a donation.

Sign-in on race day is from noon to 2:30 p.m. and T-shirts will be available there.

Princess Tea at Mill Creek High is Saturday

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The Princess Tea is this coming Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Creek High School.  Great for little princesses and young princes, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty will join the cast of Dorothy in Wonderland to host the event. There will be snacks and crafts and every child gets their picture made with their favorite character. The cost is only $5 per child (parents are welcome to stay for the event and do not have to pay). Tickets are available online at www.millcreektheatre.com

Immediately following the event, kids and parents can attend Dorothy in Wonderland and see the characters they just ‘partied’ with onstage. Advance tickets for Dorothy in Wonderland and $5 online at www.millcreektheatre.com and $7 at the door.

Registration for W-BCT summer drama camp for kids starts May 4

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Summer is almost here, and Winder-Barrow Community Theatre Summer Drama Camps will be held in June at the Winder Cultural Arts Center.  The dates of Drama Camp are June 8-12 and June 22-26.

Each child can attend one session of camp, and the cost is $35 for the week.  Children ages 5-9 will attend in the morning session, and children ages 10-14 will attend in the afternoons.  Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten to attend.

Signup for drama camp must be done in person at Pam Veader’s State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center St., in Winder starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 4.  There are only 30 slots per session, and the slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Jefferson City Schools BOE to meet Friday

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The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education is considering personnel appointments for the 2015-16 school year.
A lengthy executive session held April 9 concluded with the board to set a called meeting, possibly on April 17, to take up the matter school administration.
Superintendent John Jackson said Tuesday that the anticipated called session had not yet been scheduled but, on Wednesday, notification of a 1 p.m. Friday session was provided.
Concerns about leadership at one school has prompted parents and staffers to communicate with the superintendent and board members.
However, others say the situation is merely an attempt by the Jefferson power elite to manipulate the leadership structure within the close-knit small city school system.

Flowery Branch High sophomore to compete at State Science Fair

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After winning at the local and district levels of science fair competition, Nick Clark will be competing at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF),  Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards and interact with top-level professional scientists.

After winning at the local and district levels of science fair competition, Nick Clark will be competing at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF), Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards and interact with top-level professional scientists.

It all started with a familiar struggle between parents and teens:  where does a teen’s cell phone belong during study time?  Should the teen have access to his phone?  Or should it be put aside during homework time?  Like many families, the Clarks have faced this challenge, with predictable battle lines being drawn.  The debate continued until their Buford High School sophomore, Nick Clark, was assigned a project for his Honors Chemistry class.  “Every student had to come up their own experiment for our school science fair.  The experiment could be in any area of science, such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, or even Behavioral and Social Sciences.  I knew this was my chance to prove my parents wrong,”  Nick explains with a smile.  So Nick put his hypothesis to the test, and his experiment has earned him an invitation to compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair state finals at UGA on March 26-28.

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