This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program providing them with a full-ride education. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established the program in 1999. An online site that tracks such things says Gates’ net worth is comfortably north of $70 billion. These students are chosen from minority groups. With the help of nominators, each must write rigorous essays about the hardships they’ve faced and how he or she plans to give back to their community in the future.
In a game that featured two of the state’s best senior running backs, one was able to make the crucial plays down the stretch while the other could not overcome a blistering defense determined to stop the run at all costs.
The semifinals are set after an exciting night of football. The Elite Eight saw Camden County fall to Norcross, Marist eliminate Stockbridge, Gainesville's DeShaun Watson put up unbelievable numbers once again and Tucker lose a heart-breaker to Northside-Warner Robins. See our recaps below for information on these games and more.
The first full night of high school football is in the books. As always, there was a little bit of everything to write about tonight. Check out our recaps of almost 40 games throughout every classification...
The Norcross city council has voted to rescind the citywide tobacco ban. CBS Atlanta reports that the ban was supposed to go into effect Monday. But the council voted unanimously to scrap the entire ordinance, which would have banned all tobacco use in the city.
In a Class AAAA second-round playoff game, the three-time defending state champion Wolverines cruised to an easy 79-29 win over visiting Loganville. “It was a great defensive performance, and then some,” said Wolverines coach Sharman White.