Sunday, March 3, 2013
Brian Jones won first place by competing with more than 175 students in Atlanta and will travel to New York to compete nationally for the title.
Meadowcreek High student Brian Jones won first place in the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition in Atlanta last week. Jones, who competed against more than 175 students for the state win, now will travel to New York to compete nationally, according to a news release. Meadowcreek High has participated for the last four years in the competition. Each year, the school has had a representative in the final round. This year four students advanced to finals, which were held Feb. 25 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, according to the competition website. Jones and two other winners in Atlanta were awarded scholarships for their placements. The three will compete against winners from other states in the national finals on Broadway at …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The boys team for Greater Atlanta Christian won a second time, but the girls team wasn't so lucky.
Monday, February 25
After an all-win start for Norcross teams in the first round of the state playoffs, the second round brought in a mix of losses and victories. Both Norcross High teams were successful in their games last Friday and Saturday. The Lady Blue Devils won 59-51 against Parkview in double overtime, and the boys defeated Archer 69-50 in their 14th straight win. The girls team will play at Cherokee on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and the boys will host Berkmar on Wednesday. While Greater Atlanta Christian boys took home a win against Spencer with a score of 88-56, the girls weren't so lucky. The Lady Spartans lost 61-59 to Kendrick on Friday, leaving them out of the playoffs. The GAC boys next will play Manchester on Wednesday. Lastly, Meadowcreek High boys …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The girls and boys teams for Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian creamed their opponents by a number of points, and the boys of Meadowcreek defeated Chattahoochee in overtime.
Thursday, February 21
The first round of basketball playoffs were held Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and all Norcross teams competing in the tournament won. Here's the breakdown of scores: Greater Atlanta Christian In Class AA, the Greater Atlanta Christian girls team won 68-25 against Dade County in their Tuesday home game. The Lady Spartans will compete against Kendrick in the second round of playoffs at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Columbus. GAC boys defeated Coosa 80-37 on Wednesday. The Spartans' next game is Saturday, Feb. 23, against Spencer. Norcross High The Lady Blue Devils had an easy win against South Forsyth, with a final score of 80-32. The Norcross girls are playing Parkview on Friday in the second round of Class AAAAAA playoffs. The boys (who…
The schools received the honor for high marks and participation on Advanced Placement exams in 2012.
All of Gwinnett County's high schools, including Norcross High and Meadowcreek High, excelled in Advanced Placement exams in the past school year, and received recent distinction as AP Honor Schools in Georgia, according to district officials. The state Department of Education released its report on Advanced Placement (AP) exams on Feb. 20. The data is based on the 2012 graduating class. Some 424 schools -- including Gwinnett County's 18 traditional high schools and two charter schools -- across the state were honored by the state for either high marks and participation. The exams allow students to gain college credit while in high school. "We are proud of the work our teachers do every day as they challenge and guide students to tackle …
Inside the Police Reports: The student's parents told police that the suspect attended the same church as them.
A Norcross man was arrested earlier this month in connection to sending explicit messages via cell phone to a Meadowcreek High student last June. According to the Gwinnett County Police docket book and police report, Jose Rocha-Mata was arrested Feb. 7 on charges of child molestation, terroristic threats and acts, and hold for immigration. In the child molestation incident, the parents of a 14-year-old girl living in Tucker reported to police that Rocha-Mata had sent multiple sexual text messages and a photo of his penis that were intended for their daughter, who attends Meadowcreek. The messages were written in Spanish and sent to the mom's cell phone, but the girl's name was included in the messages. The Meadowcreek student had been …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
More than 1,000 students will participate in the fair Friday, Feb. 22.
More than 1,000 students from 63 schools will participate Friday in the 35th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. It is the county's largest regional event for science learning, and students from public schools, charter schools, private schools and home schools are among those participating. Local students from the Meadowcreek and Norcross High clusters, in addition to the Gwinnett Online Campus, are in the competition. Those schools include: Norcross Cluster: Meadowcreek Cluster: Gwinnett Charter School: The fair takes place Friday, Feb. 22, at Gwinnett Center, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Visitors may attend the open house, which begins at 4:00 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Boys and girls teams for Meadowcreek, Norcross and GAC will compete in the AAAAAA and AA tournaments, which start Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 19
Last week's basketball games determined the seeding for the state playoffs that begin Tuesday, and basketball teams from Norcross schools are competing. Both the girls and boys teams for Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian, in addition to the boys for Meadowcreek High, are headed to the tournament. After the girls' loss against Wesleyan 67-48 last Friday, GAC will play at home against Dade County in the AA game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Also on the Spartan's home turf, the boys team will compete against Coosa at 6 p.m. Wednesday. All the other teams also will play Wednesday in Class AAAAAA. For Norcross, the Lady Blue Devils will play at home against South Forsyth at 6 p.m. The girls team lost last week against North Gwinnett 58-53 and…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Eight players from Greater Atlanta Christian, Meadowcreek High and Norcross High took spots in the state wrestling championship Saturday.
Sunday, February 17
Out of the 11 wrestlers competing from Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross High and Meadowcreek High, eight placed in the Georgia High School Association Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon on Saturday. Here are the students who placed: Meadowcreek (Class AAAAAA) Rene Deluna, fourth, 132 pounds Ryan Moore, fifth, 182 pounds Norcross (Class AAAAAA) Rudy Guillen, fifth, 138 pounds Greater Atlanta Christian (Class AA) Carter Clineball, second, 132 pounds Kyle Politz, third, 120 pounds Trent Scates, third, 138 pounds Hunter Hemmings, fourth, 106 pounds Brandon Bradley, fourth, 113 pounds Overall, Archer High School sealed the deal in the tournament, with four of the Tigers’ seven weight-class finalists won individual titles, according…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross High and Meadowcreek High all have wrestlers competing in the state tournament, which will be held Feb. 14-16 in Macon, Ga.
Thursday, February 14
Norcross High, Greater Atlanta Christian School and Meadowcreek High all have wrestlers who have qualified for the traditional state tournament this week. The tournament takes place Feb. 14-16 in Macon, Ga., according to the Georgia High School Association. Fans may watch the match live via GHSA.tv for a nominal fee, or after the conclusion of the tournament for free. According to Gwinnett Prep Sports, here are all the Norcross-area wrestlers qualified for state: Norcross Blue Devils: Rudy Guillen (138), Michael Cunningham (120) and Michael Gaylor (160) Meadowcreek Mustangs: Rene Deluna (132), OG Harden (170) and Eden Harden (145) GAC Spartans: Trent Scates (138), Hunter Hemmings (106), Brandon Braldey (113), Kyle Politz (120) and Aiden …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The high school's William Blair was among the four counseling educators named in Gwinnett County Public School's annual counselor celebration on Feb. 8.
Saturday, February 9
Gwinnett County Public Schools named its top counselors during a special recognition ceremony at the district office Feb. 8. Meadowcreek High's William Blair was named the Gwinnett County Secondary School Counselor of the Year. At the ceremony, Blair said his win is a testament to the counseling team that surrounds him. This is the second time he's be recommended for the award. Counseling high school students, Blair has the opportunity to help students move beyond their secondary education into professional areas they are passionate about. "I'm so excited to be able to make a difference in the lives of students," he said. "That's my whole goal: I've always wanted to see students succeed." GCPS wrote the following statement about Blair: It …