Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nearly 90 students, some from Suwanee, will compete in the event in Lawrenceville. The district bee will be later in Febuary at North Gwinnett High.
Nearly 90 Gwinnett County students, including some from Suwanee, will compete at the district's spelling bee this Saturday, February 2. The students are the spelling bee champions from their local elementary and middle schools. There are a total of 88 schools with representatives at the Gwinnett County Public Schools' bee. The competition will be held at Central Gwinnett High, located at 564 W. Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. It is sponsored by the Gwinnett County Association of Educators. Student participants will register from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the local school spelling winners will first compete in a written spelling bee contest. -- Do you know any students who will compete in the 2013 Gwinnett spelling bee? Tell us …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Will Alexa Gilomen of Suwanee make it to Hollywood on the Fox show? Well ...
Will a student at North Gwinnett High be the next "American Idol?" Alexa Gilomen, 16, of Suwanee is the buzz of Gwinnett -- and many other places -- after her appearance Wednesday (January 23) on the mega-popular Fox TV show. Gilomen, 16 and a junior at North Gwinnett, had her audition from Charlotte, N.C., aired on Wednesday's "Idol" episode, according to myfoxatlanta.com. She and her family did not share just how far Gilomen progressed. -- Do you think Alexa Gilomen of Suwanee will become the new "American Idol"? What did you think of her audition? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Her audition apparently went well, meeting with enthusiasm from judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, according to the video in the My Fox Atlanta …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Some athetic shoes are suspended above Level Creek Road near North Gwinnett High. Share your observations.
Every picture tells a story, as the song says. But what does this one tell? Athletic shoes have been hung over a cable going across Level Creek Road near North Gwinnett High in Suwanee. This is not easy to do. So we ask, whose shoes are these, who performed the act, and why? And in general, what do you think about such? Please leave your comments below. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Multiple medal winner Natalie Coughlin speaks to youth swimmers who won an essay contest.
Suwanee youth swimmers wrote to Olympic gold medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin, and she showed up. That's an honor, considering children from about 150 swim teams all over the country did the same thing, as part of a contest. But Coughlin liked the Suwanee entry best, so she made a personal appearance Sunday (December 2) as part of the contest by Pantene, the hair products company that is her sponsor. Coughlin spoke at the North Gwinnett High theater, and later posed for photos with dozens of youth swimmers from the Morning View and North Gwinnett swim teams. She noted that the Suwanee swimmers' essay contained the slogan "swim fast, have fun." -- Did you attend Natalie Coughlin's appearance in Suwanee? What was your reaction? What are your …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Checking on Friday's high school football involving Suwanee teams.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Collins Hill suffered its first region loss, and North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge continued winning in Suwanee high school football action Friday (Oct. 12). NORCROSS 35, COLLINS HILL 23: The visiting Blue Devils (7-0, 5-0) stayed unbeaten in Region 7-AAAAAA, behind a strong performance from running back Alvin Kamara. He had 300 yards rushing, including TD runs of 80 and 61 yards in the first half. The Eagles (4-2, 3-1) had won four straight. NEXT WEEK: at Meadowcreek. NORTH GWINNETT 47, MILL CREEK 28: At Mill Creek, the Bulldogs won again. QB Michael Haynes had 247 yards passing and four TDs. Cam Lewis added 118 yards and two TDs as the Bulldogs improved to 5-1, 3-1. NEXT WEEK: Habersham Central (homecoming). PEACHTREE RIDGE 34, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Top-ranked Grayson (ESPN) hosts Miami Central (USA Today) meet in a clash of teams ranked No. 1 in the nation.
The common saying in college football is that you can't win the national championship in the first game, but you could lose it. We're not sure if that completely applies to Grayson High School's Friday night game against Miami Central, but it could. The game matches teams that are ranked No. 1 in the country in different polls. Defending state champion Grayson, which tore through McEachern 31-12 in last week's Corky Kell Classic, is ranked No. 1 by ESPN. Miami Central, also 1-0, is No. 1 in the USA Today rankings. If you want to see major-college talent, this is the game for you. Miami Central has six players committed to major programs. Grayson has at least six, according to its website: Defensive end/running back Robert Nkemdiche (…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pine Forest of Pensacola, which was to play Stephenson, reportedly has pulled out of the Saturday game in Suwanee.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The upcoming multi-team football event at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee may be affected by Hurricane Isaac, according to a published report. Pine Forest of Pensacola, Fla., which was to play Stephenson of DeKalb County on Saturday (Sept. 1) in Suwanee, has pulled out because of the storm, according to Georgia High School Football Daily. Organizers initially reached out to Lincoln of Tallahassee, Fla., as a replacement. Lincoln, which won a state title in 2010, had its game with another Pensacola school canceled. Chairman Ken Manning said, "We feel bad for Stephenson. It isn't their fault. The storm has very little impact on us (weather-wise), but it still could affect our weekend (of football)." Pine Forest was to play Stephenson at 3 p.m…
Friday, August 24, 2012
North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge are in action Saturday in the Corky Kell Classic.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Updated Aug. 24, 11:43 a.m. Officially, high school football begins Saturday (Aug. 25) in Suwanee and Gwinnett. North Gwinnett High and Peachtree Ridge High get things started in grand style, with season openers in the Corky Kell Classic in the Georgia Dome. North Gwinnett, defending region champion, takes on Colquitt County at 2:30 p.m., and Peachtree Ridge takes on Camden County at 5:30 p.m. In other Kell games, it's Chattahoochee-Kell, 9 a.m., McEachern-Grayson (the defending state champs), 11:45 a.m., and Walton-Brookwood, 8:30 p.m. All games will be broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting (Channel 8 on Charter in Gwinnett) and online at gpb.org. -- How do you think the Suwanee teams will do in 2012? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The 2012-13 school year begins on Monday, August 6, for the state's largest system.
There was a drizzle in the air Monday, Aug. 6, on Level Creek Road in Suwanee as activity buzzed again at North Gwinnett High. About 10 a.m., a bell rang, and thousands of students hit the hallways and the doors during the first class day of the 2012-13 school year. And at North Gwinnett, it's not the same old campus. Construction at the rear of the school near the football stadium -- which again will be busy soon -- is under way. The addition, funded by SPLOST tax monies, will include new classrooms and a media center. See also: -- What is your reaction to the new school year in Gwinnett? Share your thoughts and your back to school pictures here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Also, zoning is changed to allow for a Jimmy John's restaurant.
Level Creek Elementary got more recognition Tuesday. The Suwanee City Council commended Principal Dr. Nancy Kiel and her staff at City Hall. The school was recognized recently as a Georgia School of Excellence by the state Department of Education. The school has been open five years, and Kiel noted that the award was given for student gains during a three year period. In other action Tuesday: You might also enjoy: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.