Monday, March 18, 2013
Congratulations to Matt Stout, and bronze medal winner Austin Fowler.
Brookwood High School junior Matt Stout won Gold and is now the 2013 National Varsity Orienteering Champion. Matt competed in the National Interscholastic Orienteering Championships near Kansas City, Kansas on March 9 - 10 in a fierce competition among 59 high school boys from around the country. His teammate, Austin Fowler, also a Brookwood junior, joined him on the podium and brought home a Bronze medal. About Orienteering Orienteering is often called the thinking sport because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to being a great workout. It's a sport that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete, male and female, can experience the exhilaration of running through the woods at top …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thousands of Gwinnett County students will graduate this spring. See when your child will walk to "Pomp and Circumstance."
Thousands of high school students will graduate this May in Gwinnett County. Now, the list is out for the graduation schedule. Check below for the list of Snellville graduations. (Don't forget, you can add graduation announcements to Patch!) Brookwood Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m. Brookwood Community Stadium Grayson Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m. Gwinnett Center Arena Shiloh Wednesday, May 22, 4 p.m. Gwinnett Center Arena South Gwinnett Thursday, May 23, noon Gwinnett Center Arena
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Coach Dave Hunter launched Gwinnett into a sports powerhouse.
The six inductees into the 2013 Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame include Brookwood's Coach Dave Hunter. Some of the accomplishments that earned Hunter his 2013 induction into the Gwinnett Hall of Fame included bringing a successful football model to Gwinnett and accomplishing a number of firsts, including GCPS' first state title in football in 1996. He is a longtime representative on the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee and is credited for launching Gwinnett County into a sports powerhouse. He has a record of 149-15 over a 15 year period and was named Region Coach of the Year six times, as well as Gwinnett County Coach of the Year six times. Hunter is the Executive Director of the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic. Other …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ten students will compete in Anaheim, Calif., from April 24-27.
Brookwood High School DECA members recently won the right to compete at the international level in the organization’s competitive events program. DECA’s industry validated competitive events are aligned with National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. Competition begins at the local level and advances to regional, state, and international level events. Students have the opportunity to compete in several types of competitions including written events, interviews, role-plays, case studies, as well as individual and team presentations. State Competition was held this year in conjunction with the DECA State Career Development Conference on …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
He shared the honor with Parkview High's Julian Menzel.
An event which celebrates some of Gwinnett County’s brightest culminated with the naming of two stars. Two Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students earned the title of Gwinnett 2013 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Students representing Gwinnett County’s public and private schools. Eric Yao of Brookwood High and Julian Menzel of Parkview High took top honors as the Gwinnett County winners during the annual STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in Duluth. The event celebrates all local school STAR students from each Gwinnett County high school (public and private) as well as the top student from Buford High (Buford City Schools). Each STAR student is …
Student artwork from schools around the district will rotate during the exhibit.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After a rigorous application and review process, based on academic excellence and community involvement, Honeywell Hometown Solutions has awarded Brookwood High School sophomore Jocelyn Pozorski the scholarship.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The final score of the last tournament match was 196 to 6.
On the weekend of Feb. 24, the Brookwood Robotics team competed in Georgia's last VEX tournament of the year hosted by the Walker School in Marietta, Ga. After 60 qualifier rounds, one of the school's teams finished first above all other schools, according to team sponsor and Brookwood physics teacher Josh Farrell. All four teams made it into the final tournament rounds. Brookwood walked away as the tournament champion and received two invitations to the World Tournament event, which will take place later this semester in Anaheim, California. Teams from other states, as well as countries like Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, Japan, will participate. The bots were designed to run by remote control as well as autonomously in a 2-on-2 …
Rennie Curran, a 2007 Brookwood High graduate, spoke on Saturday, Feb. 23, to around 150 attendants.
NFL free agent Rennie Curran, a 2007 Brookwood High School graduate, gave back to his hometown over the weekend. On Feb. 23, he and the school district's Community-Based Mentoring program hosted a summit at Curran's former stomping ground that focused on preparing young men in grades 6-12 for career success. He encouraged participants to "dress for success," and offered advice on everything from choosing your friends wisely to performing well academically in order to go far in life. --For a blast from the past, see the attached YouTube video of a 2006 game featuring Curran. In the video, he also reveals how he hopes to be seen as a man of character more than a sports icon. Curran met James Rayford, Director of Academic Support for …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The boys were two of only twelve out of the entire nation to be selected.
Two Brookwood High School students, juniors Matt Stout and Austin Fowler, have been selected to the national Orienteering USA Junior Standing Team. They are among only 12 young men from the entire nation selected for this prestigious team. They compete in the sport of orienteering, a competitive international sport that combines racing through the woods with navigation. The boys have been coached locally by Amy Williams, a Five Forks Middle School teacher, and Rick Shane, a retired attorney. "It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map and a compass to select routes and navigate through diverse and unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence," explained Amy Williams, …