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Gainesville Juniors Volleyball serves through merging trend

For years, Gainesville Juniors and Vision Volleyball Club were local youth club volleyball rivals. Then in August 2021, the two clubs merged to form a united Gainesville Juniors and recorded the club’s most successful year ever -- a record-breaking six Gainesville teams qualified for USA Volleyball Nationals. More than a year after the consolidation, the teams have become more competitive and their standing has improved.

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Infamous Diamonds dance competition team dazzles Gainesville crowds

Step up and get bucked down. It’s as simple as that. And the Infamous Diamonds of Gainesville always bring their A-game. Majorette-style dance began in the 1960s, with dance lines at historically Black colleges and universities that typically accompanied marching bands. Shows such as “Bring It!” popularized the hip-hop style of majorette dance and competition in 2014, making it a household dance style for many who were unfamiliar with it.

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Apprenticeships offer alternative to college education

Apprenticeship is an ancient practice that extends to a vast array of industries. Artists, technical workers and tradespeople all learn through immersive practice under the watchful eye of mentors in their chosen fields. No matter the profession, an organic, personalized approach to teaching is intertwined with trust as apprentices grow into full-fledged professionals.  For Jack Manfredi, an artist, the choice between college and apprenticeship was easy. 

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