Monday, May 20, 2013
Former principal Charles "Buck" Buchanan will address Archer High School students. In nearby Grayson, the current teacher of the year is among speakers.
Archer High's graduates will be treated with a special appearance during their graduation this week. Charles "Buck" Buchanan, the first principal of the school, will give the commencement speech. He retired in 2012, after abut 36 years in education, including leading Parkview High and Central Gwinnett High schools. Some 428 seniors are graduating from the high school, which is now in its fourth year. Of those graduates, 110 are graduating with honors. The graduation ceremony is 7 p.m., May 25, at Gwinnett Center Arena. Who's Speaking at Nearby Schools?* Grayson High School: 586 graduates, 115 honor graduates -- Ceremony takes place 8 p.m., May 22 at Gwinnett Center Arena. See also: *(Note: Speakers named here may not be the complete list …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools announces names of Grayson High School's 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has released the names of the 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian from Grayson High School. The title of valedictorian is normally given to the student with the highest GPA, and salutatorian is given to the student with the second-highest GPA. Photos of the honorees are attached to the story. Don't forget to upload your children's graduation announcements to Patch, and share with the entire community.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ten local high schools made the list, including Grayson High School which ranked at No. 1943 on the list.
Ten high schools in Gwinnett County have made Newsweek's 2013 list of the nation's top schools. Newsweek released the rankings May 6. The Gwinnett County schools making the list are: The rankings are based, in part, on graduation rates, college acceptance and SAT scores. To see the full methodology, click here. Want to know how Gwinnett County schools ranked in the recent U.S. News & World Report? Click here for that list. --
The Georgia High School Association meet was held May 2-4 in Jefferson, Ga. Mill Creek High School took top honors.
Grayson High School had a strong showing at the Boys State Track and Field Championship that took place from May 2 - 4 in Jefferson, Ga. Christian Smith got second place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.80 and the team got second in the 4x100 Relay with a time of 42.26. Jomari Collie earned sixth place in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.28. See also: Woodrome won the 1,600 meters in a time of 4 minutes, 15.85 seconds and Cheeks won the 200 in a time of 22.01 seconds. The Mill Creek 4x400 relay team, which included Woodrome and Cheeks, also won first place in a time of 3:24.22. Braden Canamare and Allen Eckles were also on that relay team. In Class AA, Darius Slayton won the 100 and 200 meters as Greater Atlanta Christian finished …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Denver Broncos' post-draft depth chart lists Smith third at right defensive end.
Quanterus Smith, who graduated from Grayson High School in 2008, was drafted in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos and is listed on the team's roster. Smith, who suffered an ACL tear toward the end of his career at Western Kentucky, should be healthy for training camp, SB Nation reports. Smith lettered for two years at Grayson High and earned First-Team All-Country honors, the Broncos' bio says. He also lettered in basketball. In 2012, he was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. "Smith has major pass-rusher burst," Bill Williamson wrote for ESPN.com. "He had 12.5 sacks last season and was leading the nation in sacks before his injury. All but a half sack came in three games. What is extremely impressive is Smith had three …
The student and 95 others 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 students, including a scholar from Grayson 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, earning a spot in this summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors, according to a news release from Gwinnett County Schools. Representing 14 of the district’s high schools, the Gwinnett students will learn from the most qualified Georgia high school teachers. Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, 690 finalists were chosen to participate…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Mick Winzeler hoping to improve his top score during upcoming "Kong Off" in Denver, Colo.
A Grayson High School teacher man hopes to beat his top Donkey Kong score of 874,000 in the upcoming "Kong Off 3" to be held Nov. 15-17 in Denver, Colo. The event will feature at least 20 Donkey Kong machines and over $4,500 in cash for the winners. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Mick Winzeler, of Buford, is among a small number of Donkey Kong players who have ever reached Level 22 in the game, also known as the "killscreen" level. The "Official Unofficial List of DK Killscreeners" on ClassicArcadeGaming.com shows Winzeler in the 37th spot on the killscreener list. "I've always had video games in my blood," Winzeler told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "I've always enjoyed them from an early age." Click here to read more about Winzeler's …
Defending champion Collins Hill boys and Greater Atlanta Christian girls both host first-round games in the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament.
Collins Hill’s boys and Greater Atlanta Christian's girls begin their title defenses this week as the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament opens play throughout the state. In all, 27 Gwinnett County teams have qualified in five classifications. See also: Most first-round games in the girls tournament begin Tuesday, April 30. The boys start play May 1. GHSA Soccer Playoffs (Gwinnett teams bold-faced) Girls Soccer First-round Class AAAAAA (April 30) Class AAAA (April 30) Class AAA (May 2) Class AA (May 2) Class A (May 2) Boys Soccer First-round games Class AAAAAA (May 1) Class AAAA (May 1) Class AA (May 3) Class A (May 3)
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The production will be performed from April 25 to 28.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two 14-year-old Grayson boys play on the Atlanta Phoenix Bantam Majors Ice Hockey team that won first place in the USA Hockey National Championships played in Charlotte, NC, at the beginning of April.
Two 14-year old Grayson boys, Cael Cernich and Brandon Reidy, were on the team that brought home the winning trophy from the USA Hockey Championships at the beginning of April. The team that brought home the win is the Atlanta Phoenix Bantam Majors, a travel ice hockey team that practices and plays at the IceForum in Duluth. "These boys have been playing ice hockey for the past eight years, and after all of their hard work they have finally attained the highest achievement possible in USA Hockey," said head coach Bobby Cernich. "This has been achieved by only one other Georgia team...EVER. This is truly an outstanding achievement!" Cernich said the team travelled a lot this season, playing as far south as Florida, north into Michigan, east…