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For principal's birthday, Gwinnett students make surprise donation 


Students at one Gwinnett County school celebrated their principal's birthday in a very surprising — and altruistic — fashion. 

The children at Rock Springs Elementary School secretly collected more than 1,300 food items and donated them to the Lawrenceville Co-op, Gwinnett County schools officials said.

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“It was such an honor," Principal Penny Clavijo said in a news release, "for our students to participate in a service project to celebrate my 50th birthday, and especially to support the Lawrenceville Co-op, which is an organization that helps feed and support families in Lawrenceville."

Rock Springs Elementary is on Rock Springs Road in Lawrenceville.

 

You can find information about Gwinnett County schools, such as test scores, graduation rates, and school climate ratings at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.


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