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La'Ryan Nance: DHS Senior Spotlight 2018
La'Ryan Nance

Where were you born?

From Kankakee, Illinois. I moved to Dalton in 2007.

Elementary School: City Park

What were you involved in at DHS? Basketball, Track, SkillsUSA, FCA, Pep Club, FCA, Work-based learning

High School highlights, achievements and awards: I have gotten medals for the track events I won. I got "Heart of a Catamount" at my basketball senior year banquet. I lettered in basketball my junior and senior year. I lettered in track all four years of high school.

Scholarships received? Heart of a Catamount

Plans After Graduation: Attending Dalton State this fall. I've been working at Chick-fil-a for over a year.

What do you plan to Major in? Nursing

I chose Dalton State College because they have a very good nursing program.

What you enjoyed most at DHS?

Doing sports and being involved in school events. But mostly for making forever-lasting memories with my friends.

Favorite teacher and why?

Mrs. Brackett. She was my high school track coach and retired last year. She always made sure I was on top of things and doing something good.

Favorite subject or class: My favorite would have to be Human Anatomy.

What has been your great accomplishment?

Making it to my senior year, not giving up when I wanted to so many times. Making my mother proud of me for keep pushing forward no matter what family, friends or anything else that could happen in my life.

What has been your greatest challenge?

My 4 X 100 team this year with my PR and I came in 5th place, making Top 8 in the first day of region and then the second day in region coming in 6th place, almost making the Top 4.

The one thing I'm most proud of is.... Not giving up or shutting down at the lowest point of my life.

Who will you miss most at Dalton High? My friends that I have made and the teachers that mean the most to me and sports.

I would describe myself as an athlete at DHS.

Something people know me for is... A hard worker, athlete, no matter how hard my life has gotten, I still keep on pushing and don't give up.

What do you like to do in your free time? Sports, hang out with friends, spend time with my family, work, and help others.

Person who has influenced your life the most and why?

Mrs. Wickes, my 7th grade teacher. She taught me a very good lesson when my mother passed away my 7th grade year. She taught me not to give up and keep pushing when times are hard.

If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? Start my dream of becoming a midwife.

If money was not a consideration, what would you do? Buy a big house and pay my grandmother's medical bills.

My favorite memory at DHS is.... My senior year in track – my team has had an outstanding year!

In 5 years, I hope I... will still be in college finishing up starting my dream job, which is becoming a midwife. I hope to have my own house.