A group of German exchange students recently spent a few weeks at Dalton High School through a 22-year partnership with Gerhart Hauptmann Gymnasium.
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Dalton High School senior Jackson Wright has been named a Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Dalton High School's graduation rate climbed to an all-time high of 95.13 percent, up from 2017 and above the state average. The district average graduation rate is 78.94 percent.
DHS senior Cristian Vergara is one of the students selected to State Superintendent Richard Woods' official 2018-19 Student Advisory Council.
Dalton High School freshman in advanced English class were lucky to hear expert Chaim Charyn speak in relation to their summer reading assignment of "The Book Thief."
Georgia Bronson: DHS Senior Spotlight
Where were you born?
I was born in Dallas, Texas. For the first 8 years of my life I lived in Texas, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and South Georgia. I've lived in Dalton for 10-11 years now.
Elementary School: Westwood
What were you involved in at DHS? Varsity Football and Basketball Cheer, SkillsUSA, French Club, Mock Trial, Literary Club, Philosophy Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Buddy Program, Wrestling Manager and Track Manager.
High School highlights, achievements and awards: Vince Dooley Award, AP Scholar, Scholar Athlete, 2nd Place SkillsUSA State, Extemporaneous Domestic Speaking State Champion, Five-Time Best Attorney Award at Mock Trial Competition, Designed the DHS 100th Anniversary Logo, IB Diploma Candidate, Leadership Award, French Honor Society, Career Tech Honor Society, Passed student bar exam at Law Academy.
Scholarships received? Elks Lodge Scholarship, Full ride to University of North Carolina
Plans After Graduation: I plan on going to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the summer I plan on working as a lifeguard at the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department and going to the beach with my family.
What do you plan to Major in? Biochemistry with a minor in neuroscience.
I chose UNC because it's just perfect for me. I love the prestige, campus, basketball, activities and the school in general.
What you enjoyed most at DHS?
Being involved and active with my friends.
Favorite teacher and why?
I don't have a favorite teacher because I have had the same teachers throughout high school who have impacted me. From calling Mr. (Brian) Maskarinec "Mr. Mascara" my freshman year to my senior year of calculus, to Mrs. Brigman scaring me in advanced government and then taking over IB history my senior year, from Coulter's philosophy club to his TOK class, all of my teachers have impacted me significantly because I repeatedly had them through my high school career, especially with IB and having them two years in a row.
Favorite subject or class: AP World.
What has been your great accomplishment? The IB program and getting into college.
What has been your greatest challenge? The IB program.
The one thing I'm most proud of is.... Actually finishing the IB program with my best friends Elle and Bronte.
Who will you miss most at Dalton High? My sister.
Something people know me for is... doing literally everything at DHS.
Person who has influenced your life the most and why?
My mom – she set the standard of what I should expect of myself and taught me to be independent, and while you fail sometimes, success comes from that failure.
If money was not a consideration, what would you do?
Go to space and study astronomy.
My favorite memory at DHS is.... For IB you have to complete CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), so my best friend Elle and I decided to do a 15K as a part of our CAS. We hated every second of it and realized running a 15K was the worst, but we had such a fun time together.In 5 years, I hope I... am going above and beyond like I did in high school, and I hope to go to med school.