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Watch North Gwinnett Play Mill Creek On Demand

HOSCHTON, GA -- The North Gwinnett-Mill Creek is going to be available on demand, courtesy of HighSchoolSports.net and USA TODAY.

North Gwinnett is one of Georgia's best football teams and as the season wears on, the Bulldogs only seem to get better.

Ranked as the 13th in the USA TODAY Super 25 national high school football poll, North Gwinnett has beaten some of the top teams from around the state and country.

Mill Creek is 3-4, but the Hawks are 13 points and a forfeit away from being 6-1 in one of 5A's toughest regions. In that forfeit, an academically-ineligible reserve played late in Mill Creek's 35-14 field win over Cherokee.

Week Nine Game of the Week Nominations

LILBURN, GA -- With 43.6 percent of the online vote, Brookwood at Parkview is 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week.

There are some definite playoff implications in the game. Brookwood is 4-1 in Region 8-5A play and is currently in third place in the region; Parkview is 3-2 in region play and finds themselves tied for fourth in the region with Dacula.

A Brookwood loss would presumably drop the Broncos into a three-way tie for fourth-place in the region. However, in that scenario, Parkview and Dacula (the other fourth-place team, assuming they beat Archer) both own the tie-breaker over Brookwood. A Bronco loss could drop the team down to essentially fifth in the region. Then, Brookwood would face 6-1 Grayson on October 28.

Gwinnett Schools Win $1M Broad Prize for Urban Districts

ATLANTA -- Georgia's largest school district has won the nation's top prize in public education. 

Gwinnett County schools will get $1 million in college scholarships for needy students from the Broad Prize for Urban Education. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation gives the award annually to urban districts that show the most gains in student performance and closing minority achievement gaps.

Though Gwinnett County is in suburban Atlanta, the 150,000-student district meets the criteria for the Broad Prize because it is overwhelmingly a low-income, minority district.

This is the second year Gwinnett had been a finalist for the prize.

Pit Bull registration voted down

Lawrenceville, GA - Tuesday night, the Gwinnett County's Animal Advisory Council voted against a proposed pit bull ordinance.

The meeting took place in Lawrenceville.

The ordinance would have required owners to register their pit bulls and keep them secure.

The overwhelming response of the people in the audience last night to a proposed pit bull registry in Gwinnett County was, "Leave our dogs alone!"

Gwinnett County residents said the ordinance is ridiculous.. It's not about the breed, it's about the owner.

The County's Animal Advisory Council agreed.

All seven members of the Advisory Council voted against the proposed ordinance.

Gwinnett County Schools Win $1M in Scholarship Monies

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA -- Something we hear every day: budget cuts, teacher furloughs, and lack of funding for many of our school programs. That wasn't the case for Gwinnett County Public Schools, as they were awarded the largest education award in the country.

The county will receive $1 million worth of scholarships for their graduating seniors from the Broad Foundation.

Five counties across the nation were listed as finalists for the Broad Prize. Four would get $250,000 worth of scholarships, but only one would get the grand prize, $1 million in college scholarships.

The Broad Foundation is a private foundation out of California, established by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Their education initiative focuses on dramatically improving K-12 education through better governance, management, and labor relations.

Weather Information Zone in Snellville

SNELLVILLE---The Weather Information Zone Van brought the "Zone" to Snellville on Friday afternoon.  Meteorologist Chris Holcomb talked to about 150 fourth graders at Brookwood Elementary School.

The fourth graders at Brookwood have been studying weather in their science classes and they got to hear first hand about weather forecasting, forecasting tools, and learn about the WIZometer!

Students gathered around the van at 12:00 o'clock to appear on 11Alive News noon show.  Chris had a great time interacting with the students, a few of them even challenged Chris on the WIZometer rating for the day, while he was on air.

Gwinnett Schools Awaits Word of Prize

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's largest school district will soon find out if it won a prestigious national prize for urban education.

Gwinnett County schools is one of five public school districts nationally competing for the Broad Prize. The districts will find out Oct. 19 if they win.

The districts could win up to $1 million in scholarship money for high school seniors, with $250,000 going to runners-up. It's the second year in a row Gwinnett County, which has 150,000 students, has been nominated for the prize.

The prize, created in 2002 by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in Los Angeles, is designed to reward schools for narrowing the achievement gap between minority and white students, increasing graduation rates and improving student performance for low-income students.


On the Net:

Broad Prize: http://www.broadprize.org/

Gwinnett County Public Schools: http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/