February 1 was a first for the school system as it hosted more than 60 various businesses and college programs in an event called Future Fest for all 8-12th grade students.
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Forty-one sophomores spent January 30 learning from professionals in their field of interest for the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
Future Business Leaders of America competitors walked away from the Region Leadership Conference on January 9 as winners.
Students and staff in Dalton Public Schools participated in this season of giving by sharing with those in need. All of our schools donated to a number of community non-profit organizations.
Dalton High School and Dalton Middle School both hosted Blood Assurance blood drives last week with a combined total of 191 units of blood collected.
The idea to fix up the gardens and greenhouse at Westwood Elementary was the perfect combination of filling a need in the community and allowing him to thank a place close to his heart.
Four Dalton High School students left the GHSA State Literary Competition 6A as state winners.
Caroline Coleman received first place in Rhetorical Essay.
Georgia Bronson received first place in Extemporaneous Speaking- Domestic.
Hillary Dong received second place in Argumentative Essay.
Keenan Pasqua received 4th place in Oral Performance- Humorous.
Advisor Cindy Wiggins expressed her pride in her students' accomplishments. "They have dedicated a great deal of personal time in preparation for their events and have justly received the rewards of their labor," she said. "Their accomplishments are a testament to the pride they take in reaching their personal goals and the pride they exhibit as Dalton High School students."
This competition allows students to demonstrate literary skills developed over the course of their academic career. Events include domestic and international extemporaneous speaking; argumentative, rhetorical and personal essays; solo, trio and quartet events; and dramatic and humorous oral performances.
The speaking and writing events require students to respond to an undisclosed political or social topic under strict time constraints. These students are judged based on their ability to use language, develop an argument and deliver their argument in a logical, persuasive fashion.
Oral dramatic performances require students to effectively communicate the author's meaning of their selection through vocal and visual techniques. These students must perform their piece based on memory and without props.
"Each of these students worked tirelessly to prepare for his or her event," said Wiggins. "Placing at the state level is not an easy task, as these Catamounts competed against worthy opponents. It is an honor and privilege to work with such exemplary students."