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It’s Hallie’s Place. Annandale Village.

Read Hallie's story on the Guide to Giving flipbook! On the surface, Hallie Hoffman is just another twenty-three-year-old, participating in races, enjoying time with her boyfriend, and wearing a warm, confident smile on a face that radiates pure joy. But the journey she’s endured to feel the contentment...

A School Where Educating Is Our Number One Goal

Alphonsa Foward grew up in a two-parent household with his five siblings in Dayton, Ohio. His parents taught him and his siblings early on about the importance of independence and leadership, and education was held in especially high regard. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in...

Getting young girls interested in STEM at school isn’t...

In December 2008, I was flying from Atlanta to spend Christmas with my family in Kennewick, Washington, where I grew up and later attended Washington State University. The visit was particularly special because we were also celebrating that I had just passed my professional engineering license. Growing up,...

I Love What I Do

"We will definitely be back for more. Not only beautiful but also delicious!!" "Beautiful and tasty cakes and desserts!" "Suli made an amazing cake for my daughter's party." Suliana Soto is the owner of Dulce Designs by Suli. She started her business in September...

Eight Students’ Dreams Coming True: Committing to College Sports...

Many kids grow up longing to be the next greatest college athlete. They want to be the next Trevor Lawrence or Tua Tagovailoa. Or maybe they dreamed of playing basketball and becoming the next RJ Barrett or Sabrina Ionescu. For these eight student-athletes from...

Restaurant Wow Poké and Juice is the perfect blend...

After almost two years since its inauguration, the owner of Wow Poké and Juice, Annie Kim shares her experience running her first restaurant. By living in California as a college student, Kim has noticed the ultimate growing food trend in the Golden Coast: Poké...

Maggie Pruitt Named BCS Teacher of the Year

The title race for Buford City School's Teacher of the Year has ended. The school district recently announced its 2020 winner: Maggie Pruitt, who teaches Special Education at Buford High School. “I do not envy the difficult decision our esteemed panel of judges had...

Gwinnett Chamber Names 2019 Small Business Awards Winners

Showcasing those that dare to start, sustain and succeed, the Gwinnett Chamber held its Small Business Awards on October 23 at the Infinite Energy Forum. Presented by Purchasing Alliance Solutions, 11 category recipients were recognized that exhibit best business practices and embody the entrepreneurial spirit.

NASSP Names Collins Hill Leader as 2020 National Principal...

Collins Hill High School’s Kerensa Wing honored during National Principals Month Kerensa Wing, principal at Collins Hill High School has been named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2020 National Principal of the Year. The announcement took place at a surprise ceremony...

Teacher of the Year: Gwinnett search committee narrows field...

Six Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers have been announced as this year’s finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2019-20 honor are Vivarine Argilagos of Lovin Elementary School, Ellen Hill of Dyer Elementary School, Anthony Dramis of Hull Middle...

It’s Hallie’s Place. Annandale Village.

Read Hallie's story on the Guide to Giving flipbook! On the surface, Hallie Hoffman is just another twenty-three-year-old, participating in races, enjoying time with her boyfriend, and wearing a warm, confident smile on a face that radiates pure joy. But the journey she’s endured to feel the contentment...

A School Where Educating Is Our Number One Goal

Alphonsa Foward grew up in a two-parent household with his five siblings in Dayton, Ohio. His parents taught him and his siblings early on about the importance of independence and leadership, and education was held in especially high regard. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in...

Getting young girls interested in STEM at school isn’t...

In December 2008, I was flying from Atlanta to spend Christmas with my family in Kennewick, Washington, where I grew up and later attended Washington State University. The visit was particularly special because we were also celebrating that I had just passed my professional engineering license. Growing up,...

I Love What I Do

"We will definitely be back for more. Not only beautiful but also delicious!!" "Beautiful and tasty cakes and desserts!" "Suli made an amazing cake for my daughter's party." Suliana Soto is the owner of Dulce Designs by Suli. She started her business in September...

Eight Students’ Dreams Coming True: Committing to College Sports...

Many kids grow up longing to be the next greatest college athlete. They want to be the next Trevor Lawrence or Tua Tagovailoa. Or maybe they dreamed of playing basketball and becoming the next RJ Barrett or Sabrina Ionescu. For these eight student-athletes from...

Restaurant Wow Poké and Juice is the perfect blend...

After almost two years since its inauguration, the owner of Wow Poké and Juice, Annie Kim shares her experience running her first restaurant. By living in California as a college student, Kim has noticed the ultimate growing food trend in the Golden Coast: Poké...

Maggie Pruitt Named BCS Teacher of the Year

The title race for Buford City School's Teacher of the Year has ended. The school district recently announced its 2020 winner: Maggie Pruitt, who teaches Special Education at Buford High School. “I do not envy the difficult decision our esteemed panel of judges had...

Gwinnett Chamber Names 2019 Small Business Awards Winners

Showcasing those that dare to start, sustain and succeed, the Gwinnett Chamber held its Small Business Awards on October 23 at the Infinite Energy Forum. Presented by Purchasing Alliance Solutions, 11 category recipients were recognized that exhibit best business practices and embody the entrepreneurial spirit.

NASSP Names Collins Hill Leader as 2020 National Principal...

Collins Hill High School’s Kerensa Wing honored during National Principals Month Kerensa Wing, principal at Collins Hill High School has been named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2020 National Principal of the Year. The announcement took place at a surprise ceremony...

Teacher of the Year: Gwinnett search committee narrows field...

Six Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers have been announced as this year’s finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2019-20 honor are Vivarine Argilagos of Lovin Elementary School, Ellen Hill of Dyer Elementary School, Anthony Dramis of Hull Middle...